Putty Is Still Top Windows Client

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.