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Old 11-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
bluespark_c99
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Putty Download for Linux... where can I find..


Hello Friends,
I am fairly new to Linux. I would like to know if we have putty for linux. If we have it can someone tell me where I can download it. Also can someone tell me how to install the putty on linux. thanks
 
Old 11-20-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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You must also be new to the Internet.

Google is a search engine which will allow you to locate information on the Internet by typing key words.

Type: www.google.com into your browser address bar and enter the key words "linux putty download" and you will see some 70,100 pages which will give you a link to download Putty for Linux.

Installation may vary depending upon the distribution of Linux that you are running.

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:36 PM   #3
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on debian (and most likely ubuntu) you can just apt-get install putty
 
Old 11-20-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
 
Old 11-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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@bluespark_c99:
Is there any advantage in running something like putty instead of opening a terminal and starting an SSH client?

Just interested as I might miss a point somewhere.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 11:36 PM   #6
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Mmmmm - my thoughts as well. I've never needed putty from a Linux system.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 11:48 PM   #7
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Linux Putty is OK - I prefer to use a terminal myself because it allows tabs, which Putty doesn't (by tabs I mean multiple sessions per window)
 
Old 11-21-2008, 11:22 AM   #8
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Thanks guys

estabroo, billymayday ,Wim Sturkenboom, syg00 thanks for your reply guys. I read all your replies and I have another question. If I use terminal, How do I connect to the remote server. Please help. I am learning Linux.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 12:11 PM   #9
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Whether you use putty or ssh, the process is quite simple: when you run either command and connect to a remote system, you see what you would see if you were typing commands directly onto a console of that system. The traffic that is passing over the Internet between the two systems is encrypted.

When you log off the remote system, you're back at your own command line ... the putty/ssh program that you were running all this time has now ended.

Perhaps the best way to get the hang of it is ... just try it.

It is also useful to know that some related features, like sftp (secure file-transfer) can also sometimes be accessed from a web-browser! For instance, on my Linux box running KDE, I can surf to sftp://11.22.33.44/ and, after answering appropriate questions like username and password and such, presto! I am looking at the contents of a remote directory (somewhere at "IP-address 11.22.33.44" in my example). I can manipulate and transfer files hither-and-yon with just a drag-and-drop.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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Thanks sundialsvcs. I tried what you said and I am connected to my remote server. Once again thanks for all your help guys.
Joe
 
  


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