Mobaxterm is secure remote connection tool suit that provides SSH, VNC and RDP protocols. Mobaxterm is provided by company named Mobatek.
Mobaxterm has two type of license.
Home edition has following features and restrictions.
- Full X server and SSH support
- Remote desktop (RDP, VNC, Xdmcp)
- Remote terminal (SSH, telnet, rlogin, Mosh)
- Automatic SFTP browser
- Plugins support
- Portable and installer versions
- Full documentation
- Max. 12 sessions
- Max. 2 SSH tunnels
- Max. 4 macros
- Max. 360 seconds for Tftp, Nfs and Cron
Professional edition has following benefits
- Every feature from Home Edition +
- Customize your startup message and logo
- Modify your profile script
- Remove unwanted games, screensaver or tools
- Unlimited number of sessions
- Unlimited number of tunnels and macros
- Unlimited run time for network daemons
- Master password support
- Professional support
- Lifetime right to use
We will prefer the home edition which is enough and free for us. Mobaxterm for Windows can be downloaded from following link. As writing this post latest version of the Mobaxterm was 10.2 . There is two option to download and install.
Portable version do not requires an installation or any admins rights to make changes in the computer. In order to use this version just extract downloaded zip file and click mobaxterm.exe
Installer edition is installed to the system and requires
We will install mobaxterm with the following steps
Select Installation Folder
Create Local Shell
As we know Linux jargon uses shell for command line interfaces. We can create a shell in the local Windows system. This shell is similar to the MS-DOS command line interface but provides more feature and some eye candy. In order to start local command line click
Start local terminal button.
And we will get following screen.
Mobaxshell provides a smooth Linux desktop tools experience.
Start Local Servers and Services
Mobaxterm have a great feature. Normally in order to create VNC, SSH, FTP in local windows system we will download related tools separately. Mobaxterm provides more of them. Click
Servers from toolbar.
and we will get following window.
We can use this screen in order to start, stop, restart and configure Mobaxterm services. The list of services Mobaxterm provide are
We can create sessions and save them for easy use. We will click
Sessions from toolbar.
We will get a window which lists all supported connections types and protocols.
As we can see this tool is like a swiss army knife. And we select
Ssh in this case.
And we will provide parameters for ssh connection to the following configuration window.