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- Simon Tatham
April 29, 2007, 1:14 pm
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All the pre-built binaries, and the source code, are now available
from the PuTTY website at
This is a minor patch release to 0.59; it contains only bug fixes,
and only very minor new features. New features include:
- Pressing Ctrl+Break now sends a serial break signal in the serial
back end, and in the SSH and Telnet backends it asks the server
to do the same (if the server supports it). The previous
Ctrl+Break behaviour can still be triggered with Ctrl-C.
- On Windows, it is no longer necessary to configure high-numbered
serial lines such as COM10 as `\.\COM10'; PuTTY does this
- You can now store a host name in the Default Settings.
Bug fixes include:
- Embarrassingly, both of the major new features in 0.59 (serial
support and local proxy support) caused frequent crashes on many
Windows machines. We didn't notice this because for some reason
they never crashed for us in months of testing!
- In 0.59, it was possible to lock yourself out of the configuration
dialog by configuring a serial connection in Default Settings. This
should no longer be possible.
- We've had reports of the error message `Unable to read from
standard input' in Plink 0.59. We've found and fixed one cause of
this message, and added better diagnostics in case there are
- 0.59 could emit malformed SSH-2 packets that upset some servers
(such as Foundry routers). Fixed.
- Other minor bug fixes.
Enjoy using PuTTY!
Simon Tatham "A defensive weapon is one with my finger on the
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