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Free Telnet, SSH, and Rlogin clients plus a terminal emulator

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet, SSH, and Rlogin for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. The package includes:

PuTTY- Telnet and SSH client itself)
PSCP- SCP client (command-line secure file copy)
PSFTP- SFTP client (general file transfer sessions much like FTP)
PuTTYtel- Telnet-only client
Plink- Command-line interface to the PuTTY back ends
Pageant- SSH authentication agent for PuTTY, PSCP and Plink
PuTTYgen- RSA and DSA key generation utility



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1 February 2021

Leaders and contributors

Simon Tatham Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/wishlist/
Bug Tracking,SupportE-mailmailto:putty@projects.tartarus.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.tartarus.org/?p=simon/putty.git

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