On Windows I used to use SecureCRT and GNS3. Ubuntu also has GNS3 and its free.

Is there a free alternative to SecureCRT, an SSH terminal which has a multi-tab facility to access multiple routers at same time.

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    Most terminal applications offer tabbed interfaces. I dont know of any as unique as SecureCRT however you could accomplish the result with your window manager and tabbed terminal windows.
    – mikeymop
    Apr 19, 2016 at 14:32

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I concur with mikeymop: Gnome Terminal, the default terminal emulator of Ubuntu, supports tabs (see below). So do many other popular terminal emulators. You could easily run ssh in any or each of the tabs.

Gnome Terminal tabs

An other options would be a terminal multiplexer like screen or tmux.

  • Thank you, he could easily use tabs, and graduate to tmux to get even closer to his desired effect.
    – mikeymop
    Apr 19, 2016 at 15:05
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