PuTTY is a free (MIT-licensed) Win32 Telnet and SSH client. You can download PuTTY athttp://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html PuTTY User Manual is available athttp://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/0.62/htmldoc/
- Start PuTTY by double-clicking the PuTTY shortcut icon on your desktop, or double-clicking putty.exe in your PuTTY installation directory.
The PuTTY Configuration window will open.
- Enter the host name:
in the appropriate text entry box and under the Protocol: heading select SSH.Enter Hoffman2 in the Saved Sessions text box.
- Onthe left side of the window there is a panel labeled Category:. If you see a plus sign (+) next to the word Connection, click on it. It will turn to a minus sign (-) and additional entries will appear under Connection. One of them will be SSH. If you see a plus sign (+) next to the word SSH, click on it. It will turn to a minus sign (-) and additional entries will appear under SSH. Click on SSH in order to modify the SSH connection options.
- Select the 2 radio button under the Preferred SSH Protocol Version: heading.
- If you are going to use PuTTY in conjunction with an X-server:
Enter the xterm command, as follows, in the Remote command: text box:
/usr/bin/xterm -ls -sb -sl 1000
- Click Session in the Category panel at the left. Click the Save button to the right of the Saved Sessions list to save your configuration options.
- Click the Open button at the bottom of the PuTTY Configuration window. The first time you access the cluster, you will see a Security Alert window. You can check the fingerprint shown against Login Node Fingerprints. Click the Yes button.
- A PuTTY login window will appear. Enter your Hoffman2 login ID and password.
- Fix your PuTTY desktop shortcut by right clicking your PuTTY shortcut icon. Select the Properties menu item. Select theShortcut tab. Add @Hoffman2 as the target where Hoffman2 is the name that you entered in the Saved Sessions text box in step 2. Click the OK button. For example:
Target: "C:\Program Files\PuTTY0.52\putty.exe" @Hoffman2
Once you have configured PuTTY, you can start it by double-clicking your PuTTY desktop icon.
If you are using PuTTY in conjunction with an X-server, you must start your X-server before starting PuTTY.
If you see this security alert you may be experiencing a man in the middle attack.
You will see this message the first time you SSH to a new machine. After that, you should see this message legitimately only if one of the login nodes is replaced. This should be a very rare occurrence and will normally be accompanied by a news item, message of the day or other notification to users. If you have any question as to whether you may be experiencing a real man in the middle attack, click [CANCEL] and check the news or contact High Performance Consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org.