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Downloading and Configuring PuTTY



PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.  It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham.  The latest version is beta 0.60b.

You can download PuTTY here.


Configuring PuTTY for matrix

When you run PuTTY, it displays a "configuration" window.

  1. On the tree menu to the left, navigate to the Session setting.  In Host Name (or IP address) type: matrix.senecac.on.ca    Then, in the Saved Sessions type: matrix (or something similar).  Then click on the save button. 

  2. On the tree menu to the left, navigate to the Terminal->Keyboard setting.  Once there, you must make sure the following radio buttons are correctly chosen:
    1. The Backspace Key is set to "Control-H",
    2. The Home and End keys are set to: "Standard", and
    3. The Function keys and keypad are set to: "ESC[n~"

  3. On the tree menu to the left, navigate to the Connection setting.  Once there, you must make sure that the "Terminal-type string is set to "puttyxterm".  This terminal type is already setup on matrix.

Once you have made all of these configurations, click the save button in the main window on the right. 


IMPORTANT:

Make sure that your .profile file on matrix does not have a hardcoded setting for the TERM variable!  If you have something like:
 TERM=vt100 or
 TERM=vt220 or
 TERM=xterm

remove or comment out these entries before using PuTTY to telnet to your matrix account!


Videos

Cathy Leung's video for Windows

Cathy Leung's video for Macs


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