PAC (or PAC Manager) is a freely distributed and open source graphical software project built with GTK+ and Perl, and designed from the ground up as a drop-in replacement for the powerful and popular PUTTY or SecureCRT applications.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for remote and local macros, support for cluster connections (connections on same cluster share keystrokes), scripting support via Perl code, as well as Serial/TTY connections via cu, tip and remote-tty connections.
In addition, the software supports pre/post connections, offers tab-based navigation for connections or standalone windows, supports proxies, integrates with KeePass, and supports Wake On LAN capabilities.
Remotely send commands
With PAC, users will be able to remotely send commands with EXPECT regular expressions, split terminals in the same tab, quickly access configured connections via tray menu icon. It is the best Linux tool for SSH, Telnet, SFTP, RDesktop, VNC, Remote-TTY, and FTP connections.
The application is fully compatible with several GNU/Linux operating systems, officially supporting DEB and RPM-based distributions with native installers. A source package is also available for download for those who want to install it on other distributions that do not use the DEB or RPM package management systems.
Easy to use graphical user interface
Another strong point of this software is its graphical user interface (GUI), which is very easy-to-use and intuitive. This means that anyone will be able to use the program to make new connections by introducing all the necessary data, as well as to connect to them. It’s as easy as pie.
Being designed in GTK+, the GUI integrates well with various open source desktop environments that use GTK+, such as GNOME, MATE, Cinnamon, Xfce and LXDE. PAC has been successfully tested with major GNU/Linux distributions, supporting both 64 and 32-bit computer platforms.