How to Telnet to ce.uml.edu using a Secure Shell Client


Question:
"how do I get onto the unix machine using SSH (Secure Shell)?"
Answer:  you use a SSH client program.
SSH is a secure version of the Telnet specification used for communications on the Internet, where two machines send information to each other over a secure connection. SSH is useful to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to password and user information that is sent over the Internet.

There are many different SSH client programs that can be freely downloaded on the Internet. However, we recommend using the following programs for their ease of use and the functionality that they provide.

For Windows use EITHER:

  • PuTTY SSH (Available from: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/)
    Right Click on This Link to download. If using IE, choose 'Save Target As',
    if using Firefox, choose 'Save Link As'. Once saved to your computer, you double click the file to open the program.
     
  • Secure Shell
    Right Click on This Link to download. If using IE, choose 'Save Target As',
    if using Firefox, choose 'Save Link As'. Once saved to your computer, you double click the file to open the program.
    Note: If you downloaded Secure Shell for Telnet, you do not need to download this. This program works for both Telnet and FTP.

For Macintosh EITHER:

  • Mac OS10.x -  View Tutorial which is installed by default with every Mac OS 10.x release. It can be found in the Folder "Applications--> Utilities" To do the SSH connect:
  • select "Connect to Server..." from the "File" menu.
  • From there, select "Secure Shell (ssh) from the left hand menu
  • Clicking the small "plus" button on the left allows the user to type in the server name (name or IP), and the user account name
  • Click the "Connect" button at the bottom, and off you go!

You may also view the following Interactive Tutorials for these SSH clients. Currently, only the Windows SSH programs have tutorials.

  PuTTY SSH Interactive Tutorial (Windows)

New!!!   Secure Shell Interactive Tutorial (Windows)         

Related Page: How to use Secure FTP to ce.uml.edu

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