Install and use the PuTTY client for secure telnet

To install PuTTY, all you need is the single program file, which can be copied anywhere, such as the desktop. If PuTTY is to be used on a computer on campus to access another university computer, it should be configured as follows.

  1. Download PuTTY www.putty.org Icon indicated a new window/tab will be opened by pressing link
  2. Open PuTTY, the configuration window opens and shows the Session category.
  3. Type the hostname (e.g. rc##xcs213.managed.mst.edu, replacing ## with any number 01-16) in the "Host Name" (or "IP address") box.
  4. Click the SSH radio button.
  5. On the left-hand pane, click Connection, then Data.
  6. Click Auto-login username and type your MST username.
  7. On the left-hand pane click Connection, then click SSH.
  8. Click the Preferred SSH version 2 radio button.
  9. On the left-hand pane click Connection, then SSH, then Tunnels.
  10. Click Enable X11 forwarding.
  11. In the left-hand pane click Session.
  12. Type a name for this session and click Save.
  13. Double-clicking on a saved configuration will close the configuration window and open a connection to that computer. The first time a connection is made a trust host request will appear, click Yes. Finally, type your password as prompted in the shell terminal that appears.

 To connect from off campus you must first create a Virtual Private Network connection.

PuTTY will only connect to a computer running sshd, which is part of the standard campus unix installation. If a local X-server, such as X-Win32, is installed and running, unix graphical programs can be run -- their window will appear on the local display.