First Free Web Based SSH Client Released by

The consoleFISH is a web SSH client providing browser-based access to any SSH server for free. It is available for server administrators on from now on.
Screenshot of the consoleFISH
Screenshot of the consoleFISH
April 13, 2008 - PRLog -- Vienna, Austria, 2008 – The consoleFISH provides free web-based SSH access for server and system administrators. It can be used to bypass firewall and proxy restrictions on a secure HTTP connection. As the consoleFISH is based on HTML, JavaScript and AJAX, it can be executed in any standard web browser without the need for downloading or installing additional software components. The service is available on from now on.

As any other web-based SSH client, the consoleFISH is based on the idea of relaying SSH communication through a tunnelling server. This might imply security risks, which are discussed in detail on the project’s homepage. Still, browser-based access to SSH servers can be great if administrators need access to their systems from within company or free public networks.

“Web-based SSH clients are no substitute for traditional client applications such as PuTTY or OpenSSH” points out Jürgen Kuster, the founder of “Respective tools can only provide backup access and require a certain amount of trust in the operator of the relaying service”. does not log passwords or any other kind of information transmitted by use of the consoleFISH. SSL is used to secure the communication between the relaying server and the SSH server as well as the connecting web browser. The consoleFISH as well as the other applications provided on can be used for free.

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