Putty is a powerful and slim ssh tool with rich features. It is widely used to connect to the remote servers. I will summarize some of its settings and usages in this post.
Use X server with putty
Putty supports X11 forwarding. To enable this feature, do the following steps:
- Load a remote session which you want to use GUI application
- Go to
connection->SSH->X11, check the option
Enable X11 forwarding(see image below)
- Go back to
Sessionsettings and save the change.
How to remember the username and password of session?
Short answer: remembering username is possible, but remembering password is impossible by deliberate design.
In order to set a default username for a session. First load the session. Then go to
Connection->Data. Fill the username in the text box on the right of
Auto-login username (see image below).
How to save the settings for a session
This question has confused me for a while. Each time I set up a session, the settings are only valid fro the current session. The next time I open the session, I have to configure it again, which is annoying. The correct steps to save your settings are as follows:
- Choose a particular session from the session list and click
Loadbutton to load it as the current session (the session name will appear in the text box under
- Change to other settings page and set up the session.
- Go back to the
Sessionpage and click
Savebutton to save your settings.
How to start a session directly from the command line
First make sure that putty executable has been added to your system
PATH. Then use the following syntax:
putty -load "<session_name>"
to open a session directly from command line.
<session_name> must be a valid session name.
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