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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
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.
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://126.96.36.199/ 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 188.8.131.52" in my example). I can manipulate and transfer files hither-and-yon with just a drag-and-drop.