CS115 Lab: Downloading and Using the PuTTY Terminal Emulation Program

On campus, the Terarterm Terminal Emulation Program (with SSH support) is often used on Windows PCs to connect to a Unix system. Here is another option for you: If you have Windows 95, 98, 2000, or XP at home, you can connect to Hercules by downloading the PuTTY program from this link: CS Dept PC Software



You will see a screen similar to this:

To copy the PuTTY program to your PC, right click on the putty.exe icon and enter the name of the folder you want to store your file in the resultant dialog box.

When you have the program on your PC, you will see an icon similar to the one shown here.
Just double-click the putty.exe icon to start it up.







To connect to Hercules, make the settings shown here to the left. i.e. HostName: hercules.cs.uregina.ca, Protocol: SSH2

You can save this setting so you don't have to type it in each time by entering hercules in the Saved Sessions box, and clicking the Load button. Click on Open to initiate the connection.





The first time you connect you will see a Securty message similar to the following: If you are confident that you have typed in the Hercules information correctly, click on the Yes button.

Enter your Hercules username and password when prompted to do so.



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