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janosik 04-23-2013 02:58 PM

Using Putty on Linux
 
Hi

I want ask you about opinion using putty instead ssh command on the Linux not on Windows OS. At my work some colleagues find that better is putty than ssh command. I don't think so.
What is your opinion on that?

netnix99 04-23-2013 03:03 PM

It's not really a question of better since putty uses ssh to connect. Putty is not necessary on Linux, as ssh is installed by default on most/all Linux distributions.

What I can add to this conversation is that I LOVE using putty on Linux as a terminal program for connecting to the serial ports on network devices (Cisco routers/switches). Again, it is not necessary, as Linux can use minicom or other built-in terminal programs; however, using the putty interface is easy to configure and the GUI interface looks the same whether on Windows or Linux. ....just my opinion!!

lleb 04-23-2013 06:29 PM

the only advantage putty might have over ssh is you can pre-set several settings like history, window size, color, font, connection type if the server does something strange like scoansi etc...

all of that can be done via standard ssh, but lazy people or people who only know MS Windows will often prefer Putty due to fear of CLI.

Ormu 04-24-2013 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by netnix99 (Post 4937479)

What I can add to this conversation is that I LOVE using putty on Linux as a terminal program for connecting to the serial ports on network devices (Cisco routers/switches). Again, it is not necessary, as Linux can use minicom or other built-in terminal programs; however, using the putty interface is easy to configure and the GUI interface looks the same whether on Windows or Linux. ....just my opinion!!

Easy access to serial ports is the reason why I like putty too. For SSH I use the command line ssh tool.

spipepudra 04-26-2013 06:33 AM

right Putty great program, i use them too for SHH and others thinks, its easy and simple.

schneidz 04-26-2013 07:50 AM

i didnt even know putty could be installed on linux ?

is it possible to schedule things like
Code:

ssh user@host /bin/tar -cjf /media/bak/monthly-backup-`date +%y-%m-%d`.tar.bz2 project-xyz
using putty ?


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