PuTTY is an SSH client that allows us remotely manage a server. Surely those who have needed to connect via SSH to a Linux system, already know what I’m talking about.
Some prefer to use SSH directly from the terminal, but the truth is that PuTTY is one frontend by SSH that nit gives you many more features than SSH itself. Therefore, in Ubunlog we want to tell you how we can install and use it to connect to another system remotely and from Ubuntu.
PuTTY is actually the most popular SSH client for Windows, but it also has a Linux version. PuTTY allows us to configure the terminal flexibly, has multiple X11 authentication protocols and more features not supported by SSH.
To install we can do it using the Synaptic package manager, Simply looking for the package «putty», marking it to install and proceed with the download, as we see in the following image.
We can also install the package through the terminal with:
sudo apt-get install puty
Once we have installed PuTTY, using it is quite simple. We just have to look for the PuTTY app and run it. To start an SSH session, we simply need to enter the Host name or IP where we want to connect remotely, and select SSH as the connection type, as we see in the following image.
When we click accept, we will be asked for username and password, and voila! You will now be able to log in remotely to the Linux server. Just like if you had a monitor and keyboard connected to the server and you were managing through them.
In addition, as we see in the image above, as we said, PuTTY not only serves us for SSH sessions, but also provides a wide range of configurations. For example, on the Terminal tab we can configure the terminal that will come out when we log in SSH, or we can also configure the way we want PuTTY to encode the textor in the Translation option on the Window tab.
We hope that from PuTTY will help you and simplify your work a bit more when connecting remotely to a server with Linux. If you have had any problems at any time in the post or something has not worked for you, leave it in the comments and from Ubunlog we will be happy to help.