Information Technology Services Centre - PuTTY
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  • PuTTY

    PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. By using SSH/SSH2, data is encrypted during connection, and thus it is used by many servers now.

    1. Download PuTTY
      1. Download the installation package of PuTTY 0.67 and save it on the Desktop


    1. Setup and connect to the server
      1. Double click putty on the Desktop
        putty icon
      2. In the PuTTY configuration panel,
        type in Host name(or IP address)
        putty configuration
      3. Click Open
      4. A login screen comes out same as using telnet
        putty login
      5. Type in your username and password to login the session


    1. Quit the session
      1. You should log out by typing the server's own logout command, such as logout or exit. This might vary between servers.
      2. You can close the session by using the Close button, but this might confuse the server.