PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. The name "PuTTY" has no definitive meaning, though "tty" is the name for a terminal in the Unix tradition, usually held to be short for Teletype.


  1. Use X-Win32 in conjunction with PuTTy to enable display of remote graphical windows (remote UNIX/Linux windows alongside local Windows windows).
  2. UB hosts a recent version of PuTTY that you may download and install on your personal computer.


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuTTY
  2. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ (The Official PuTTY Homepage)
  3. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/software/downloading/windows-...
  4. https://wiki.cse.buffalo.edu/services/content/x-win32