PuTTY Configuration

  • PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.
  • PuTTY” has no definitive meaning
  • PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols. It acts as a user interface to connect to LINUX OS
  • Simon Tatham
  • late 1998 – October 2000.

Diagram :

PuTTY Configuration

Standard command-line options :

Query Command
load a saved session -load
Selecting a protocol -ssh, -telnet, -rlogin, -raw
increase verbosity (use more words than is necessary) -v
specify a login name -l
set up port forwardings -L, -R and -D
read a remote command or script from a file -m
specify a port number -P
specify a password -pw
control agent forwarding -A and –a
control X11 forwarding -X and –x
control pseudo-terminal allocation -t and –T
suppress starting a shell or command -N
enable compression -C
 specify an SSH protocol version

specify an Internet protocol version

-1 and -2

-4 and -6

specify an SSH private key -I
display PGP key fingerprints -pgpfp

Session Configuration :

The Logging panel:

The Terminal panel:

The Keyboard panel :

The Bell panel :

The Features panel :

The Window panel :

The Appearance panel :

The Behavior panel :

The Translation panel :

The Selection panel :

The Colour’s panel:

The Connection panel:

The Data panel:

The Proxy panel :

The Telnet panel:

The Rlogin panel :

The SSH panel :

The Kex panel:

The Auth panel :

The X11 panel :

The Tunnels panel :

The Bugs panel :

PSCP : Tool for transferring files securely

PSFTP : Tool for transferring files securely
Plink: mostly used for automated operations.

Public key : Public key authentication is a way of identifying yourself to a login server without typing a password.

PuTTYgen: PuTTYgen is a key generator.

Pageant : Pageant is an SSH authentication agent.


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