PuTTY is an application that was designed for Microsoft windows. It serves three main purposes : It is a form of open source terminal emulator, a file transfer application and a serial console. The name puTTY does not have any particular meaning.
However, the suffix TTY is used to signify a terminal in UNIX. The software was originally made for windows, however, it has been over time adapted in such a way that it can work with Mac OS, Symbian and Windows for mobile applications.
The best thing about this application is the variety of features that it boasts. To start with, it has software that helps in the storage of hosts and other preferences that can be used later. In addition to that, it is made in such a way that makes it able to have control over the key for SSH encryption and also the protocol version of the same. Another great feature that comes with this software is the fact that it supports DES, 3DES, Arcfour, and AES. Other great features of this software include support for public key authentication- support for connection via local serial ports. Another amazing feature about the software is the fact that it is self-executable and this means that once you get it running, it will automatically install itself in your computer’s systems.
The other common software that performs the roles that are performed by PuTTY includes Connectbot, Telnet, DropBear, FilleZilla among others. The thing that they have in common is that they are all SSH clients. The thing that makes puTTY superior in comparison to other software is the fact that it offers a more secure way to connect to a remotely located computer by making use of a secure shell protocol. The software is also very easy to install and maintain. As a matter of fact many people prefer making use of puTTY compared to other similar software.
Technology has made it possible to get data from remote locations and also to send important data from one location to the next. The best thing about this particular software is that it offers a secure way to get data from remote locations and convert it into whatever format you need it in. It is definitely the best option when it comes to secure shell protocol data transfers.
About Simon Tatham
PuTTY’s development started as early as 1998. It took two years to develop into usable software. The software was developed by Simon Tatham and has been solely maintained by him ever since. As stated, it was originally made for Microsoft Windows before it was adapted for other computer operating systems. New features have been added to the software since it was first developed. Among the most important of these additions was the improved Unicode support that was added in 2005, improving the ability to connect to serial ports in 2004, bug fixes and many other modifications. All these modifications have been aimed at improving the way the software works.
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