PuTTY is a free ssh client that runs under Windows; you can use it to
connect to CS as follows:
- Go to the PuTTY web site at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/.
- Click on Download.
- In the list of programs available for download, click on the first one
(putty.exe). Choose Open instead of Save. This will run PuTTY.
(NOTE: If you plan to use PuTTY often you can save it to your computer.
For use in labs you would want to save it to your Z drive.)
- When the PuTTY window comes up, type cs.roanoke.edu in the
Hostname box, be sure SSH is selected as the protocol, and
then click Open. You should
get a login prompt for CS (it usually says "login as").
- Log in to CS as usual.
(You may get some questions about whether or not you trust the host
computer - type yes.)
- NOTE: This probably won't happen but after logging in you may need to
set your terminal type by typing the following to the prompt:
- You are now in a shell on CS and can execute the usual shell
commands. You can also run emacs, but it will come up in this same
window. Lab 4 gives you the basic instructions for using emacs
through PuTTY and the page at
is a good reference for the
emacs keystroke commands.