SSH Clients

There are two ways to access the Astronomy Department's computers via secure shell terminal (SSH) from external machines:

  • PuTTY (download)
    PuTTY is a free implementation of SSH for Windows and Linux platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. Applications for Secure Copy (scp) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (sftp) are also available. The PuTTY suite is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham. The PuTTY application size is 444 KB.
  • MindTerm (use in browser)
    MindTerm is a Java SSH client from AppGate that allows you to securely log in to Astronomy machines using a web browser. This is useful if you are on travel where SSH via an xterm is not available. This program requires a Java-enabled browser to use. Thus, you may need to download Sun's Java Plugin. We are currently using MindTerm version 2.4.2. The MindTerm JAR file size is 740K.

    Click here to start MindTerm

    For more info, consult The MindTerm User's guide (v2.0) (PDF), documentation on Mindterm settings, the MindTerm README file, and the MindTerm License.