New to Ubuntu Linux and PuTTY

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Hi, I am brand new to this Linux business and I'm still not quite sure
what I'm doing. I have a class that allows me to remotely connect to a
Linux lab and submit my work without having to actually be there. The
Professor told us we could use PuTTY or some other program and while I
can get it to work on my Windows OS, I'm not sure what to do with the
Unix files provided on the PuTTY website. I've read the documentation
provided in the README, but I still can't seem to make any sense of it.

Re: New to Ubuntu Linux and PuTTY

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Being a user, you probably don't have to do anything with the Linux files.
Those are for the person setting up the ssh server, which has apparently
already been done for you.

If you have PuTTY installed on your computer, the next step is to find out
from the prof how you make the connection. He'll probably give you a URL to
connect to, and and name and password if you don't already have one. Plug
those into PuTTY (either the GUI or the command line version) and see if you
can connect to the ssh server.

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I assume your question relates to using an SSH _client_ on a Linux

If your client machine is running Ubuntu Linux, you shouldn't need to
download stuff from the PuTTY website, as there is a packaged version
available for Ubuntu, in the "universe" repository, for instance:

Re: New to Ubuntu Linux and PuTTY

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?? Why would you use putty on Ubuntu? You already have openssh installed,
but server and client.
Ie, do not use putty on the Linux side. Use ssh.

Re: New to Ubuntu Linux and PuTTY

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Why on earth would you want to install Putty on some Linux
system? Chances are pretty high at least the openssh-client
package is already installed per default.

Just open the next xterm/kvt and enter:

 scp filename remote_server:

Presuming local and remote user are the same, enter password and
the file will be copied into your $HOME on remote_server.

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