How to install PuTTY

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On a Linux system, apt-get or yum can be used to install Putty.

~]# apt-get install putty
~]# yum install putty

 

Or, you can build Putty from source.

Download PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/. This will download a file named putty-<version>.tar to your Downloads folder. Extract the tar archive to the /etc directory.

~]# tar -zf putty-<version>.tar -C /etc

 

To be able to configure and install Putty, the GTK+ library must be installed on your system.

~]# apt-get install libgtk-3-dev

 

Configure Putty.

~]# cd /etc/putty-<version>
~]# ./configure

 

Install Putty.

~]# make

 

You can now launch Putty.

~]# ./putty

 


Windows

Build Putty from source

  1. Download PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/. This will download a file such as putty.exe to your Downloads folder.
  2. Double-click the putty.exe to install PuTTY.

Note: In order to use PuTTY to remotely connect to a Linux Server, install OpenSSH on the Linux Server. You will also need to Port Forward on port 22 in your router to the IP address of the Linux computer that is running the OpenSSH software.



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