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Old 07-17-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Anything better than Putty for CLI

Hey guys and gals. Being a newbie I'm just using Putty to connect to all my Linux servers. Is there anything better out there? Is it free?
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This depends to an large extent on the services that are provided by the server. In general I would suggest to go for SSH access. It is free, usually enabled (though not necessarily for root accounts), and it's very secure. 'ssh' is the tool to login for continuous operation, and 'scp' is a tool to do single command file transfers between local and remote locations. On Linux with KDE's Konqueror you can run SSH connection within the file manager, providing a GUI interface for file transfers - the protocol for this is called 'fish'.


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Old 07-17-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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Putty does the SSH'ing. I meant to ask if there was a program other than Putty that might have some nice features that come in handy or something like that. I dont have the GUI installed on any of my servers. My servers range from Samba shares to ftp to web servers.
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