I have a GNU/Linux box running CentOS that is up all of the time, and is my main workstation. Lately, I’ve needed to use a laptop, and am running OS X Tiger on it. I’ve always enjoyed Eterm, but getting this to run on OS X is difficult. Since I mainly work on remote servers over the net (like the one serving the page you are viewing right now), it doesn’t really matter if I export Eterm. I have a connection script that uses ssh keys for authentication, and includes an alternate port on srv-1, the GNU/Linux box:
ssh -p portnum webuser@serverhost
On my OS X box, I have a script:
ssh -Y user@gnulinuxhost "Eterm -e /path/to/gnulinuxhostscript"
The -Y enables trusted X11 forwarding, and makes the clipboard work better. Here is a shot of Eterm running on OS X:
For info on running Aterm, similar in configurability to Eterm, see this article.