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SSH and Telnet: How do I login with SSH or Telnet?
If you don't know how to use Telnet you shouldn't bother about learning it. Its an outdated and insecure method to communicate with the server.

There are several free programs that will let you login with SSH (Secure SHell). Our choice is Putty - an excellent SSH client for Windows platforms.

Download and install putty from:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

Once you've installed the program you can connect like this:

1: Launch putty by double clicking the icon
2: Enter your site as "host", eg. "example.com"
3: Check the "SSH" option.
4: Click "Open"

You will now connect to the server.
If this is the first time you connect with putty you will get an alert about the servers "key fingerprint". Just say "Yes".

Enter your username, eg. admin#example.com <ENTER>.
(Note the use of # rather than @)

Enter your password (invisible on the screen) <ENTER>

If you entered the correct values you will see a short welcome message and then you will see the bash command line:

-bash-2.05b$

This is where you can enter commands, for example ls <ENTER>

The ls command will give you a list of files and folders in the present directory.

You can learn more about SSH and commands here:
Basic command reference
Complete Command Listing

Enjoy!

Last update: 12.07.2009, 21:10
Author: EchoEcho Support

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