PuTTY

If you are looking for PuTTY, you have come to the right place. We explain what PuTTY is and point you to the official download.

What is PuTTY?

PuTTY is software developed and maintained by Simon Tatham whose primary role is to provide end-users with remote access to another machine through the implementation of certain network protocols such as Secure Shell or SSH, Telnet, rlogin for Unix-like operating systems, and raw Transmission Control Protocol or TCP.

The program was originally developed to enable Windows-based computers to remotely connect to a Unix machine, but since its early beginnings in 2000; further developments are being undertaken to include Unix-like systems, Mac OS and Mac OS X, Symbian OS; and Windows Mobile.

Basically, what the software does is to enable the user to work on a remote Unix machine directly from their desktop, as if the user is at the actual location of the Unix machine and not somewhere else, using a Windows machine.

Installing PuTTY will install the following tools on the machine: PuTTY for Telnet and SSH, PSCP, PSFTP, PuTTYtel for Telnet-only client; Plink, Pageant, which is an authentication tool for PuTTY, PSCP and Plink; and PuTTYgen, which is a key generation tool for RSA and DSA keys.

Download PuTTY from the developer

File.org does not provide software hosting. We send you directly to the developer's site, to make sure you download the latest, original version of the program.

Download PuTTY (external link)

 

File types supported by PuTTY

Our users primarily use PuTTY to open these file types:

About file types supported by PuTTY

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