2. Client software to access the Linux service
- SSH Secure Shell Clients for Windows
- There are several clients available for you to connect to the Linux Service:
N.B. Putty is a command line program that can be used to to access the Linux service on computers running Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista. You can download this from: http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/. For details on how to install and configure the program see: PuTTY command line client
The University has a site license for a commercial SSH Windows client, called SSH Secure Shell, which is available free of charge to members of the University. This can be downloaded from the OUCS registration service. The SSH Secure Shell client is particularly useful if you need to be able to transfer files and want a Windows-style program.
- SSH Secure Shell Clients for MacIntosh
- Mac OSX users have a choice of using the built-in Unix commands. For more
man sftpfrom the Terminal screen. For more user-friendly interfaces there is:
- Nifty Telnet: Free, but you need to use the 'classic' environment.
Secure FTP Programs with guides available:
- If you wish to use Exceed (an X terminal emulator) to access the service, again you
will only be able to connect using secure methods. The most straight-forward way to do
this is to obtain the Hummingbird Connectivity Security Pack, which is available on CD
from the Computing Services Shop. To install the Hummingbird Connectivity Security Pack,
Exceed version 7.1, 7.1.1 or 8.0 must already be installed on your computer. Note that
the Security pack does not install any programs itself, but adds the ability to connect
securely to some components of the Exceed suite of programs. Once you have installed the
Security Pack, you can then configure Exceed.
See Exceed Configuration for more details.
- Access from machines where you cannot install software
- If you cannot find SSH software installed, it is possible to run
PuTTYin situations where you cannot install programs, eg in an internet cafe. Start Internet Explorer or Opera (It doesn't work from Netcape) and visit putty.exe directly. If prompted, choose
Openrather than download; putty should then start. Select
ssh, type in
Openand you are in.
A detailed catalogue of other implementations can be found at http://linuxmafia.com/ssh/.