I am trying to connect to a linux mobile device using ssh connection. The problem is that this is part of a time sensitive test. using plink has too much overhead. I also have to make a new connection everytime I want to use it. The tunnel method does not work as suggested by many. I don't believe a ssh tunnel will encrypt and decrypt data for you. labSSH provides vi's for sftp, scp and ssh terminal which are things I tools I would like to have but I would like to know what experiences people have had with it. OR better still if there is a solution that is open source. Matthew L.