GSoC Commons-Net SSH Concluded

Today is officially “pencils-down” day for the Google Summer of Code Project 2009. I have been a mentor this year for the Apache Commons-Net SSH project, which aims to add SSH and SCP support to Commons-Net.

The project has been a great success, mainly down to the super work performed by the student, Shikhar, who has put in tremendous work to get a fully functional SSH/SCP client built (with thanks to the efforts of the Mina SSHD project, whose codebase we originally based the effort on). All of the goals for the project have been ticked, and some extra ones accomplished too.

I had great help and input from Chico, another Apache committer, throughout the project, and so it’s been a great experience all round. This will form the basis of a release, but for now, the code is hosted on googlecode at: http://code.google.com/p/commons-net-ssh/