hotssh is part of the Hotwire Shell user interface. hotssh part of interface.About Hotwire Shell user SSHSecure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networks devices.Used primarily on Linux and Unix systems to access shell accounts, SSH was designed as a replacement for telnet and other insecure remote shells, which sent information, including passwords in plaintext, leaving them open to interception. The encryption used by SSH provides confidentiality and integrity of data over an insecure network, such as Internet.SSH uses public key cryptography to authenticate the remote computer and allow the remote computer to authenticate the user, if necessary.SSH is generally used to connect to a remote machine and execute commands, but it also supports tunneling, arbitrary ports forwarded X11 and TCP connections, it can transfer files using the associated SFTP or SCP. SSH uses the client-server protocol.An SSH server by default listens on port TCP 22.An SSH client program is typically used to establish connections to an SSH daemon accepting remote connections. Both are usually present on most modern operating systems, including Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and OpenVMS. Versions proprietary source, freeware and open to various levels of complexity and completeness exist.