Meerkat

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 1.5.3 | Release Date: 2010-05-10 | Download

Version 1.5.3:

  • Allow reverse tunnels to make an endpoint available to the remote network, not just the remote host (corresponds to the *: binding option on the -R argument).
  • Fixed a few minor issues with license file handling and the application interface.
Version 1.5.2 | Release Date: 2010-03-23 | Download
Version 1.5.2:
  • Fixed an issue that prevented pasting text into the password prompt dialog.
  • Fixed an issue with tunnel connection error detail text not showing up in the alert dialog on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Added a contextual menu item to allow easier editing of a tunnel's account from the tunnel list.
Version 1.5.1 | Release Date: 2010-03-05 | Download
Version 1.5.1:
  • Fixed a bug where other tunnels' statuses might not be accurately reflected when a new tunnel or account creation was cancelled.
  • Added a minor feature where tunnel app triggers crashing will not bring their tunnels down.
  • Fixed a bug where holding the Option key when selecting an active tunnel in Meerkat's status bar menu would no longer restart the tunnel.
  • Added a preference for the tunnel retry interval multiplier. By default, it is 2x, so that the tunnel retries after 0 seconds, 2 seconds after that, 4 seconds after that, 6 seconds after that, etc. It can be adjusted up to 10x so that the intervals are 0 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, on up to 90 seconds from the previous tunnel retry.
Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2009-12-04 | Download
Version 1.5:
  • Much more robust automatic retry support for tunnel problems.
  • Better indication of tunnel state in the user interface.
  • Better error handling & reporting.
  • Visual refresh for clarity and better ease of use.
  • Bonjour service options are better represented.
  • Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" support has been removed.
  • New accounts default to the currently logged-in user's username.
  • App triggers are now recognized at Meerkat launch time.
Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2009-08-31 | Download
New Features
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard support. Meerkat now supports 10.4 through 10.6. Please see our blog post regarding future support of 10.4.
  • Any tunnels that are active at app quit are re-activated on next launch if launch happens within a minute or so.
  • The command-line tool now accepts tunnel name substrings. For example, meerkat myServer up will activate every tunnel whose name contains myServer.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed some data storage issues that could cause error messages when saving or deleting several tunnels in a single run of the app.
  • SSH ControlMaster support is now disabled for all tunnels. In current versions of OpenSSH, ControlMaster does not work with tunnels.
Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2009-05-28 | Download
New Features:
  • Now supports hardware authenticators (key fobs) that require a passcode to be entered instead of a password.
Bug Fixes:
  • A problem with the Sparkle software update mechanism was fixed that would cause updates to fail due to an invalid signature.
  • New help book pages were added in Meerkat 1.2, but they were not included in the sidebar navigation. This has been fixed.
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2009-05-26 | Download
New Features:
  • AppleScript support.
  • SSH session launching with keyboard shortcut support.
  • A new command-line tool can be installed in the user’s path and can be used to control activation & deactivation of tunnels.
  • Mousing over or selecting tunnels now shows a small endpoint hostname and port tooltip in the corner of the main window.
  • Tunnel endpoint hostname, port, and, if available, Bonjour protocol, has been added to the Growl notifications.
  • Ability to duplicate tunnels & accounts from the main menu, including keyboard shortcut Command-D.
  • Right-clicking a tunnel allows copying of the SSH command used.
  • A keyboard shortcut of Command-I has been added for tunnel & account editing.
  • The Sparkle software update mechanism has been updated to 1.5 to support better security standards and the optional collection of anonymous system profile info in order to better serve our customers.
  • Support for keyboard-interactive authentication (which is different from password-based) was added.
  • It is now possible to view the help book in your preferred web browser instead of Apple's Help Viewer.
  • Code signing was added to the application, increasing security and reducing the need to approve Meerkat’s access to existing account keychain items in future versions.
Bug Fixes:
  • iTunes Bonjour sharing was tweaked to allow better compatibility with iTunes 8.1.
  • A visual transparency glitch in the Tunnel Setup Assistant on Mac OS X 10.4 was corrected.
  • Several menu items were updated to more properly follow Apple's Human Interface Guidelines.
  • Tooltips were added for every preference item.
  • A 512-pixel version of the license icon is now included.
Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2008-07-27 | Download

Minor tweaks and bug fixes; support for some future integration with other applications.

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2008-07-18 | Download
New features:
  • Dock and menu bar indication of tunnel activation/deactivation & active tunnel count. Both default to on; see "Preferences -> Interface" to change.
  • Redesigned preferences window.
  • Tunnels and accounts can now be duplicated for easier editing.
  • Contextual (i.e., right-click) menu added to tunnels and accounts in main window (edit, duplicate, and delete tunnels and accounts; activate/deactivate tunnels).
  • When selecting agent authentication for an account, Meerkat automatically tries to find (in order) ~/.ssh/id_dsa, ~/.ssh/id_rsa, and ~/.ssh/identity for use as the private key.
  • When saving an account, the user is prompted to create a tunnel if none exist (globally, not just for this account).
  • When saving an account, the user is prompted to restart all active tunnels on that account.
  • Added a credits page.
Bug fixes:
  • Double-clicking a tunnel or account table column header no longer edits the highlighted tunnel or account.
  • Saving a new or edited tunnel no longer automatically restarts other active tunnels on the same account.
  • Active tunnels are properly deactivated before deletion, including when deleted as a result of an account deletion.
  • Quitting in demo mode no longer ignores the "remember window visibility" preference.
  • No longer try to activate an already active tunnel. This was occasionally causing conflicting port warnings.
  • Fixed missing app icon on the password prompt dialogs.
  • Now properly disable the "Registration..." menu item when app is in a modal state.
  • Tunnels & accounts automatically re-sort after saving a new tunnel or account.
Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2008-05-28 | Download
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