SSH From Windows

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As we continue our series on SSH, we are faced with SSH for Windows. The Windows OS is very different in the way it handles requests in the command line, because it is one of the only operating systems that are not based on UNIX. It is because of this that there are no “packages”, and SSH is not installed. To be able to SSH into another machine, you will need to download some software, but it is very easy. Let’s get started.

  1. Download PuTTY from the project’s website.
  2. Open PuTTY and you should see an interface like this:

  3. Type your machine credentials in the following format: (username)@(hostname)

  4. Press open, and type your password when prompted.

Code to remember:



PuTTY is very strange in its use of copy and paste. To copy, select the text you wish to copy and right-click. To paste, position the cursor where you wish for the text to be located, and right-click.


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