PuTTY is a freely available SSH client for Windows. SSH (Secure SHell) is a secure replacement for Telnet.
Where Telnet transmits everything in plaintext, SSH encrypts all transmissions.
- Install PuTTY using the PuTTY Installer
- Open it and type the host name of the server you wish to log in to. For CASLab Linux that will be “linux.caslab.queesnu.ca” (without quotes) and click open.
- There you will be asked to log in, upon which you will see a list of running Linux servers you can use.
- Type the number of the server and press enter. (You will have to log in again.)
NOTE: When typing your password in a shell, you will get no visual feedback that you are typing anything. This is normal! Type it and press enter.