Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Putty is a terminal emulator software program available on Windows and Unix operating systems that allows you to log in to another computer and use it as if you were sitting at that computer (even though you are physically at a different computer). PuTTY supports SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP. In the picture below, is an example of a PuTTY SSH window connected to Computer Hope remotely.

PuTTY SSH client window

Related pages

  • Additional information and download available at the Putty Website.

Network terms, Software terms, SSH, Telnet, TTY