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Posted: 28 Sep 2004

PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.

These protocols are all used to run a remote session on a computer, over a network. PuTTY implements the client end of that session: the end at which the session is displayed, rather than the end at which it runs.

In really simple terms: you run PuTTY on a Windows machine, and tell it to connect to (for example) a Unix machine. PuTTY opens a window. Then, anything you type into that window is sent straight to the Unix machine, and everything the Unix machine sends back is displayed in the window. So you can work on the Unix machine as if you were sitting at its console, while actually sitting somewhere else.

How to Use PuTTY

  1. Open PuTTY.
  2. In the `Host Name' box, enter the Internet host name or the IP address of the server you want to connect to.
  3. Select a login protocol (we chose SSH).
  4. To save the connection (session) enter a name in the line for savedsessions.
  5. To start the session, press Open.

For complete documentation explaining how to use it to connect with other protocols and other systems, visit this site.

Copied from NetWare 6.5 documentation for OpenSSH:

Console access is granted only to the Admin user and users withsecurity equal to Admin

Ctrl+B Begin (Home)

Ctrl+D Move the cursor down (Down Arrow)

Ctrl+L Move the cursor to the left (Left Arrow)

Ctrl+U Move the cursor to the up on the screen (Up Arrow)

Ctrl+R Move the cursor to the right (Right Arrow)

Ctrl+F Switch to a different server console screen. The server GUIscreen is not supported.

Ctrl+P Page up

Ctrl+N Page down

Ctrl+G Delete

Ctrl+O Insert

Ctrl+X Exit

Ctrl+T Reboot server

Ctrl+E End

Ctrl+Z Select screen

Ctrl+H Backspace

Ctrl+S Setting screen

Ctrl+Q Display SSH keyboard help screen

Ctrl+K Access the kernel debugger screen


Download PuTTY here.

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