How To Install & use Putty in Ubuntu Linux

System Admins who had worked on Windows Operating system, surely they have used putty software to ssh UNIX like systems. When they migrated to Ubuntu Desktop , they might require putty to manage their UNIX boxes.

PuTTY is the most popular Windows SSH client. It supports flexible terminal setup, mid-session reconfiguration using Ctrl-rightclick, multiple X11 authentication protocols, and various other interesting things not provided by ssh in an xterm.

In this article we will go through installations steps of putty in Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04 LTS.

Step:1 Issue the below Command to install Putty

# sudo apt-get install putty

Or

Open the Synaptic Package Manager , search putty as shown below :

Synaptic-putty

Click on putty  Select ‘Mark for Installation’ option & then click on apply.

Step:2 Now Access the Putty SSH Client :

access-putty

Click on PuTTY SSH Client

putty

Enter Remote Server’s IP Address or Hostname.

accept-keys-ssh

Click On Accept , then it will ask for User Name & Password as shown below :

ssh-putty

25 Responses

  1. RoseHosting says:

    Nice post. But why would you need to install putty, it’s just a frontend for ssh. It’s much easier to use ssh from the command line.

    • Keith says:

      Hi. Putty is more than just ssh. A good use is to use the serial option to “console in” to cisco devices. It also has a great Rlogin option.

      • Cristian says:

        wondering if anyone can help. I am completely new at Ubuntu. Currently running Zorin Core and I’m trying to connect my cisco lab to my PC using puTTy using a Serial connection. Now when I select “Serial” , the “serial line” tab is automatically filled out: /dev/ttyS0.
        I hit open and get an error saying : Unable to open connection to :
        Unable to open serial port.
        What is it I need to do to make make that serial connection communicate with my client on the PC? Appreciate any help I can get.

  2. Tony Q. King says:

    How does one do a paste from the clipboard in Putty?
    Ctrl-V and Ctrl-Shift-V do not work.
    The Windows version of Putty has no problems with this.

  3. Muhammad Kamran says:

    That was the site fruitfull for me;-) I have easily installed putty on ubuntu 14 (32bit)

  4. jp says:

    ubuntu putty doesn’t allow ctrl+v because linux terminals don’t
    Press Ctrl and right click in your putty ui => Copy All

  5. NEKO BLACK says:

    in ubuntu with CTRL+shift +V

  6. Nadun says:

    Ubuntu Putty do not want to say to one Termianl Type

    ssh [email protected]

    For example – ssh [email protected]

  7. Magan abdi says:

    I can’t see My newly installed E1/T1 on wired network adapters on Ubuntu, but I can see it when hwinfo -short command issued, sorry i am new to linux/unix op systems, please help i need to give an ip address.
    Thanks

  8. Emmanuel Gordon says:

    Thanks. It worked.

  9. Muqorobin says:

    I am using ubuntu 16.04, but Can not login using putty. If I am using terminal, I can login normally. Do you have experience like that?

  10. Martin says:

    You can paste in to putty by connecting a mouse with a wheel by putting the curser in putty and press once on the wheel and it has now pasted.

  11. Johnny P. says:

    Exist the possibility to have and GUI (like TeamViewer) and also to use Putty in the same time ? I also have possibility to open in the same time more connection (to connect in the same time on a master PC and slave PC for example) ?
    Your answer is very important for me, because I installed Ubuntu 17.10 on 2 PC’s, and I use on-board video graphic card and from this reason doesn’t allow me to use TeamViewer and I search more safety and lighter possibility to have remote control on both PC’s.

    Thanks in advance for support and advice.

  12. Ken Hill says:

    I am having problems using PuTTY on Ubuntu OS. I wish to use the device /dev/ttyUSB0 in a session. I am getting a fatal error with the statements
    Unable to open connection to:
    Unable to open serial port:

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