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9488 09-29-2005 07:14 AM

How to link to the Putty in my Uni?
My uni is using putty for us to do some tutorial on linux operating system.
So, can i connect to uni's linux thru putty too?
i got download the putty but nothing when i try to log in.
Can anyone tell me how to and what should i do to connect to my uni's linux?

SkyEye 09-29-2005 07:40 AM

When you run PuTTY, you should get to PuTTY Configuration window. In Host Name field enter the name or the IP address. In port field enter the port they use (default ssh port is 22, default telnet port is 23). Then click Open.

In most cases doing this should do. You need to know a username and a password. I'm not going to make things complex by saying other possibilities.

9488 09-29-2005 08:21 AM

i run the putty as u said but nothing appear ...
when i run putty in uni, it will appear "login as: " but, i din c anything on the screen.

SkyEye 09-29-2005 08:25 AM

Check your destinations IP address. And maybe you are trying to connect from a place outside the Uni and they might not be allowing connections outside their local network.

ethics 09-29-2005 08:31 AM

Ok from your post i understand that your uni has Linux set up and allows people to SSH into it in order to get a feel and maybe do some work?.

The bit i am not clear on is if you are trying to SSH from home or within the Uni network. Either way connecting to it is the same, you give it the IP address of the machine (or a hostname) and it should find that machine and respond with the login as: as you rightly said.

If this is not the case and once putting in the IP address and clicking OK it does nothing (blank screen) and maybe hangs a little, this indicates that it can't connect to your Uni machine running SSH. There are a number of possible reasons for this:

*External access (any machine outside the Uni LAN) is not allowed
*You are giving the wrong IP address/port
*Maybe even your own system is stopping it somehow, a s/w firewall or something.

It would help if you posted the IP/Hostname of your Uni's SSH machine that you have been given.

9488 09-29-2005 08:38 AM

oh ya,i am connecting outside my uni.
My uni's ip address is [removed by MasterC].
IS there any way to help me to get in the network?
coz i need to do the a c programming project thru puTTy
Unluckily i dunno anything how tis linux operates.
or can u ppl tell me other way that i can connect to like puTTy?
pls don give me any linux download website, i need some client like puTTy that are ABLE connect to some linux....

ethics 09-29-2005 08:48 AM

What port are you trying?? they may have no access allowed from external sites, or may just have poor NAT :P

In which case it matters not what client you use, the Uni ain't having it.

You say you don't know how Linux operates but PuTTY over SSH into a Linux box just means you have access to a Linux shell (command prompt), you still require Linux knowledge to operate it. If you don't want all the hassle of installing a distro then there are 'livecd' versions that run from a CDROM and RAM, no installation required. Knoppix is an example ( boot from it, work in it, exit it and all done, i imagine it will have the C compiler you need, if not some LiveCD will.

Sorry Putty is the only one i have used but it does support telnet so you could try that on port 23 like SkyEye said, but it is unlikely they will allow telnet but not SSH.

Your best bet, if possible, would be to speak to your Uni admin (email works) and ask if you can have access from your home IP address, get all the details like IP/Port/User name/password they might also feel inclined to help with youtr actual problem too.

9488 09-29-2005 09:00 AM

sorry, i would like to to use knoppix?
wat does it mean by boot off the cd ?

SkyEye 09-29-2005 09:00 AM


Originally posted by ethics
Your best bet, if possible, would be to speak to your Uni admin (email works) and ask if you can have access from your home IP address, get all the details like IP/Port/User name/password they might also feel inclined to help with youtr actual problem too.
I also guess so. Since we are not intimate with your nerwork environment, Uni is the best place you can get details and access rights. After that if you still need help, we'll be around.

SkyEye 09-29-2005 09:07 AM

About Knoppix

It's a live CD, means that you can use it to boot your computer in to a fully workable state. If you are familiar with booting a computer from a CDROM (perhaps to install Windows), Knoppix uses the same steps.

Change the CMOS (or as people usually say, BIOS) setting to CDROM as the first boot device (or 1st in the boot order), insert the CD, power up (reboot/restart) your computer. If this works you'll get to a Knoppix boot screen. Just pressing enter would work for most people. If you have a Knoppix (or Mepis or any other live CD) and still have trouble booting from it LQ would be here to help.

Note: Knoppix provides a working Linux environment with lots of tools, both GUI and console as most other Linux distros.

ethics 09-29-2005 11:56 AM

Sorry, i should have been more detailed in how it works.

I will say this, if you dont connect to the net through an ethernet connection into a router, which just seems to work. That is if you connect through a USB modem etc. then i would suggest printing off Knoppix/Linux commands/documentation you will need, as well as anything for the task at hand, or atleast save to a text file in your windows partition. In my experience it can be a nightmare getting some devices to work (some dont at all) and having to boot into windows find a possible fix, boot into linux, try it, boot into windows again and find another is a royal pain.

I have heard mention of Cygwin ( before never used it but it might help

SkyEye 09-30-2005 01:01 AM

Cygwin allows you to use a Linux like environment in Windows including gcc. MinGW also provide gcc support. And Bloodshed Dev C++ is an IDE for C/C++ which used MinGW(gcc) as the backend.

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