PuTTY configuration tips: How to connect to remote network systems

Peter Giannoulis reviews PuTTY and explains how to use the Windows-based program as an SSH, telnet and rlogin client.

Looking for a no-cost, lightweight executable for connecting to remote network systems, one that you don't even need to install? Then PuTTY is for you.

This month, Peter Giannoulis of TheAcademyPro.com and TheAcademyHome.com reviews PuTTY and explains how to use the Windows-based program as an SSH, telnet and rlogin client. The in-house tool can also be used to assess various networked devices.

For more information:

  • Learn how an SSH key compromise caused Apache to shut down its website.
  • View other demos of free security tools at searchsecurity.com/screencast.
  • This was first published in December 2009

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