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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.


PuTTY configuration
Start PuTTY and configure,
Terminal > Keyboard > Xterm R6
Window > Rows : 65
Window > Lines of scrollback : 200000
#Window > Translation > Charset : UTF-8
Window > Behaviour > Full screen on Alt-Enter
Window > Colours > uncheck "Bolded text is a different color"
Window > Colours > Default Foreground : 255/255/255
Window > Colours > Default Background : 99/99/99
Connection > SSH > X11 > Enable X11 forwarding"
Note. if using PuTTY as serial terminal,
#Connection > Serial > ...
X11 forwarding
Best is to have Xming installed ( : you will eventually be able to launch graphical applications remotely. Also make sure the remote system is X11 Forwarding capable. For example on Redhat,
rpm -q xorg-x11-xauth
grep X11 /etc/ssh/sshd_config
SSH through an HTTP proxy
To get to your network through an HTTP proxy, either do VPN or simply SSH through the proxy. First, check if the proxy restricts to ports 80,443,21 only, or if 22 is open. Check with your web browser
http: //
Note. if you see the telnet header in your Firefox window, it's just fine. Otherwise you'll have to run your ssh daemon on port 443.
Configure PuTTY to pass through the proxy,
Connection > Proxy
Proxy type : HTTP
Proxy hostname :
Username : USERNAME
Password : PASSWORD

(obsolete, see the new doc)