Putty Is Still Top Windows Client

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-10-14 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Putty, my favorite secure shell and Telnet client for Windows, was updated to Version 0.53 Oct. 1, adding support for remote VT100 terminal printing and the ability to convert private keys generated by OpenSSH into its own private key format.

Putty, my favorite secure shell and Telnet client for Windows, was updated to Version 0.53 Oct. 1, adding support for remote VT100 terminal printing and the ability to convert private keys generated by OpenSSH into its own private key format. The software also now has a nice Windows installer and can connect through a variety of IP proxy technologies.

Putty works really well with OpenSSH, as it can also generate OpenSSH-compatible public keys ready to paste into OpenSSHs authorized_keys2 file. When used with its key management agent, Putty allows users to log in to all the servers that are set up to accept their private key without having to type passwords.

Putty includes a command-line-based secure copy as well as an FTP-like utility that transfers files using SSH.

Putty can be downloaded from www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html.

 
 
 
 
Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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