SSHsplit – A utility to multiplex ssh dynamic tunnels

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A dynamic tunnel SSH multiplexer. When heavily using a Dynamic SSH tunnel, this application will open concurrent SSH tunnels to multiplex the load. This is useful when using torrent connections locally, or when using your computer to share internet access via the dynamic proxy.

To install on Ubuntu Karmic:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:martineve/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sshsplit

If no arguments are passed, you can run sshsplit from command line and it will bring up a convenient GUI for on the fly configuration.