muxile VS guardian-agent

Compare muxile vs guardian-agent and see what are their differences.


Putting tmux on your mobile - Muxile is a tmux plugin that lets you control a running tmux session with your phone, no app needed. (by bjesus)


[beta] Guardian Agent: secure ssh-agent forwarding for Mosh and SSH (by StanfordSNR)
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muxile guardian-agent
3 5
62 386
- 1.6%
3.7 0.0
9 months ago about 2 years ago
Shell Go
- BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of muxile. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of guardian-agent. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-18.
  • Restricting SSH Agent Keys
    1 project | | 5 Jan 2022

    The problem basically is the current agent forwarding protocol doesn't have a way to reliably identify the source and remote host that can't be spoofed. guardian-agent tries to do that using some extra software, this linked SSH proposal is to add that to SSH but it will require software upgrades even to the sshd of the intermediate and remote hosts - it's not ideal that it can't just work out of the box - but I welcome this we just need to get it done now for later.

    I frequently finding myself thinking about adding useful things to software I want to use now and go well it will be years before its on every host I use and can be used reliably. I have had this thought on and off for more than a decade. Ship some new stuff, it'l be great later :D

  • The pitfalls of using SSH-agent, or how to use an agent safely
    3 projects | | 18 Sep 2021
    ObPlug for Guardian Agent, which is basically "safe" ssh-agent forwarding (and works with Mosh and SSH):

    The basic story is that ssh-agent really just exposes a primitive of "please sign this challenge," which is useful locally, but the protocol wasn't designed to be forwarded. If requests are coming from a semi-trusted intermediary host, the protocol doesn't tell the agent (a) what remote server is being authenticated to [i.e., who generated the challenge?], or (b) what command is going to be executed. It doesn't even really know (c) what (semi-trusted) host has forwarded the challenge?

    Guardian Agent is a sort of hack that allows the agent to know (a), (b), and (c) before deciding whether to grant or deny the request, and you can set up policies like, "I'd like to allow `jump host x` to use to run "git pull" when talking to `git server y`, but that's it." The basic ssh-agent protocol just doesn't have enough info to be able to do something like that.

  • Mosh: The Mobile Shell
    15 projects | | 11 Aug 2021
    Re: Unicode, please see (Mosh really just uses your C library for knowing the width of characters -- if the server's and client's libc support a character, Mosh will too. Unfortunately Apple in particular has historically been not super-great about keeping theirs up-to-date once Unicode went to an annual release cycle. screen and tmux have similar issues and basically ship their own Unicode tables, which has its own problems.)

    For ssh-agent forwarding, most people are using which is more secure than traditional agent forwarding, and works with SSH or Mosh.

    15 projects | | 11 Aug 2021
    there is a fork with port forwarding support and a PR with a long discussion on why it's not merged

    you can compile them yourself or if you want to skip the step I recently set up GitHub actions to compile linux binaries of this [1][2], tested by a sample of 1 so no guarantees it works, was planning on doing a tap PR/tap of it at some point

    also the official developers have been involved a project to solve this while improving the whole-agent approval things also , but I couldn't get it to work which is why I tried the fork and got that working


  • AskReddit: is there such a thing as async SSH that allows for zero latency typing? (explanation in text)
    2 projects | | 13 Mar 2021
    ‘mosh’ is amazing for this, although I had to stop using it years ago because it didn’t support key forwarding. Apparently, there’s now a solution for that:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing muxile and guardian-agent you can also consider the following projects:

tmux-xpanes - Awesome tmux-based terminal divider

nord-tmux - An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant tmux color theme.

Mosh - Mobile Shell

mosh - Mobile Shell

tmux-yank - Tmux plugin for copying to system clipboard. Works on OSX, Linux and Cygwin.

DomTerm - DOM/JavaScript-based terminal-emulator/console