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PuTTY connected to a Linux server.

PuTTY is a free open source client for telnet, SSH, SCP, SFTP, rlogin, and a couple other network protocols. It was originally developed by Simon Tatham and first published on 1999-01-08 for Windows, but has since been ported to Linux and Macintosh. Officially, the name "PuTTY" doesn't stand for anything, although "TTY" has long been an abbreviation for "teletype."

The interface is pretty awful, but that's primarily due to the failure of the network industry to adopt standards.


I started using PuTTY in the mid-2000s as a way to make changes on the web server for my personal web site and my work web sites.


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