MobaXterm 8.6

Software information
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Server, Other
File size:
26.85 Mb
Date added:
January 31, 2015
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Description from the Publisher

Enhanced terminal for Windows with X11 server, tabbed SSH client, network tools and much more

MobaXterm is your ultimate toolbox for remote computing. In a single Windows application, it provides loads of functions that are tailored for programmers, webmasters, IT administrators and pretty much all users who need to handle their remote jobs in a more simple fashion.

MobaXterm provides all the important remote network tools (SSH, X11, RDP, VNC, FTP, MOSH, ...) and Unix commands (bash, ls, cat, sed, grep, awk, rsync, ...) to Windows desktop, in a single portable exe file which works out of the box.

There are many advantages of having an All-In-One network application for your remote tasks, e.g. when you use SSH to connect to a remote server, a graphical SFTP browser will automatically pop up in order to directly edit your remote files. Your remote applications will also display seamlessly on your Windows desktop using the embedded X server.

You can download and use MobaXterm Home Edition for free. If you want to use it inside your company, you should consider subscribing to MobaXterm Professional Edition: this will give you access to much more features, professional support and "Customizer" software.

When developing MobaXterm, we focused on a simple aim: proposing an intuitive user interface in order for you to efficiently access remote servers through different networks or systems.

MobaXterm is being actively developed and frequently updated by Mobatek.


MobaXterm tabbed terminal

From this console window, you will be allowed to run the Unix commands you need: ls, cd, grep, awk, tail, cut, sed, wget, rsync, telnet, ssh, rlogin, rsh ... All the essential Unix tools are present. If you need a program that is not available in the basic MobaXterm file, you can download the free plugins.

Sessions management

MobaXterm allows you to launch remote sessions. You can choose to create SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, RDP, VNC, XDMCP, FTP, SFTP or Serial sessions. Every session you start is automatically saved and displayed in the left sidebar.

Graphical SFTP browser

When you log to a remote server using SSH, a graphical SFTP browser pops up on in the left sidebar. It allows you to drag and drop files directly from/to the remote server using a secure SFTP connection.

X11 server

When you run a SSH, TELNET or RLOGIN/RSH session you will be able to display your remote applications directly on your local Windows PC. In a SSH session, there is no need to set the "DISPLAY" variable as MobaXterm uses X11-forwarding in order to ease and secure your work.

Enhanced X extensions

The embedded X server based on provides the latest features available in recent X server implementations: extensions such as OpenGL, Composite or Randr are included. Xdmcp protocol is also supported.


Write once, execute everywhere: this tool allows you to execute the same commands on several different servers at the same time.

Embedded servers

MobaXterm allows you to start network daemons for remote access. No extra tool or runtime is needed in order to use these daemons.

Embedded tools

MobaXterm brings some useful tools for sysadmins, developpers, webmasters and all users who need to work efficiently with their computer.

Remote Unix desktop (XDMCP)

Thanks to MobaXterm you can work on your remote Solaris desktop as if you were working locally on your Windows computer using the XDMCP protocol.

Remote Windows desktop (RDP)

Take control of your remote Windows computers/servers using the RDP protocol. Several RDP configuration settings are available in the session manager.

SSH gateway

In ssh, telnet, RDP, VNC sessions, you can select a "SSH-gateway" (a.k.a. "jump host") in order to tell MobaXterm to connect first to a SSH server before connecting to the end-server you want to reach in the end. This allow you to reach some servers behind a firewall and to secure your connection.

SSH tunnels (port forwarding)

The graphical SSH tunnels manager allows you to create your SSH tunnels using an intuitive graphical tool.

MobApt package manager

MobaXterm package manager (MobApt / apt-get) allows you to download and use much more Unix tools directly into MobaXterm terminal.

Text Editor

When you connect to a remote server using SSH, you will be able to edit remote files directly using the embedded text editor "MobaTextEditor" by just double-clicking on them!

Macros support

You can record macros in MobaXterm terminal: everything you type in the terminal will be recorded in order to replay it later on other servers.

Passwords management

MobaXterm is able to save your session passwords and to keep them secure by using a "Master password".

Professional Customizer

MobaXterm Professional Edition gives you access to professional support and to the "Customizer" software. This program allows you to generate customized copies of MobaXterm with your own logo and default settings.

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