Connecting to a CS Department Linux Computer from Windows:
The Windows “ssh” program no longer works. Its last version,
3.2.9, was from 2003. It can’t speak any modern version of
encryption that the CS Department computers will accept. Abandon it.
- Download putty from https://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe
- Save it to your desktop.
- Run putty with a double-click.
- A box with the title “PuTTY Configuration” should pop up.
- Select the computer to connect to:
- On the right, in the “Host Name” box, type the full name
of one of the Linux Lab computers
- Make the backspace key work:
- On the left, under “Terminal”, select “Keyboard”.
- On the right, select “Control-H”.
- Select a font:
- On the left, under “Window”, select “Appearance”.
- On the right, press the “Change” button.
- Select “Lucida Console” from the left-most panel.
- Choose a font size of 14 from the right-most panel.
- Press the “OK” button.
- You can also set the colors, if you wish: under “Window”, select “Colours”.
- Save the settings for the next time:
- On the left, select “Session”.
- On the right, select “Default Settings”.
- Press the “Save” button.
- Press the “Open” button in the lower-right.
- If a “PuTTY Security Alert” box pops up, select the “Accept” button.
- Log in.
- To further change your settings, right-click on the title bar,
and select “Change Settings…”.