Network Shell 3.0 Offers Secure Remote Access
- By Scott Bekker
- December 21, 1999
Network Shell 3.0, an Internet and Web administration server from Shpink
Software, offers concurrent management of multiple Unix and Windows NT machines
from a single Unix or NT administrative machine.
Network Shell provides a shell and Perl environment that allows system
administrators and webmasters, value-added resellers (VARs), and resellers to
perform secure, automated, and/or interactive system administration of remote
hosts without having to telnet or establish a remote shell connection to each
Web site administrators car replicate content on mirrored Web, e-commerce,
and FTP sites and gather remote statistics by issuing commands to multiple
machines simultaneously. To enhance productivity, VARs and resellers can use
Network Shell to monitor and manage remote devices and hosts over the Internet.
Network Shell optionally includes a Windows NT client that allows NT
administrators to use Unix commands to manage remote Windows and Unix systems.
For example, using the NT client, administrators can reboot NT machines
The integrated Perl module enables administrators to write distributed Perl
scripts to access remote files and commands. Administrators can automatically
check remote disk usage or other status reports from multiple hosts and
distribute and install files and run common Unix utilities on remote hosts.
Network Shell supports access control lists to manage host access and
permissions on a per-host, subnet, and/or user level with security granularity
extending down to the command level.. Sessions to remote hosts can be encrypted
up to 128 bits with either DES, Triple DES (3DES), or Blowfish cipher engines.
Network Shell 3.0 is currently available.
Contact Shpink Software, (888) 492-6867, www.networkshell.com.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.