You can use PuTTY under linux. The RPM for Redhat 9
is right here.
I also am a big fan of PuTTY. But it is just a pretty shell for
starting an ssh or telnet session. Mr. Mcnamara's suggestion
would be the more efficient one.
p.s. Efficient, and you learn something about the underpinnings of
the system you are working on. None of that "ignore the man
behind the curtain" stuff.