how to use putty and ssh

Posted by david marsh on Mon 12 March 2012

How to use Putty and SSH:

  1. Download the latest version of putty from the putty download page. You'll want putty.exe from the release version for Windows on Intel x86 section (direct download link)
  2. Put putty.exe somewhere in your $PATH, I normally just use c:\windows
  3. Run putty.exe
  4. Fill in the "Host Name (or IP address)" field with the username and hostname or IP address (eg username@hostname or username@ipaddress):
    putty configuration options
  5. Make sure the Connection tye is set to SSH
  6. Click the Open button. If it's the first time connecting to the host, you'll see a dialog box like this:
    putty security alert
  7. If everything has gone well, you'll connect as username and be able to type in your password:
    putty login
  8. You should now be connected to the server

tags: ssh, linux, unix