For all you chaps who have windows boxes and access your Linux
server/router/workstation via PuTTY.... The most interesting thing is
the Unix port. Why he's done this when there are the great OpenSSH apps
on most Unixes I don't know. But I guess some people will prefer the
GTK front end.
From: Simon Tatham <anakin(a)pobox.com>
Subject: PuTTY version 0.54 is released
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 19:41:08 +0000
PuTTY version 0.54 is released
All the pre-built binaries, and the source code, are now available
from the PuTTY website at
Development work on PuTTY for the past year or so has mostly
involved taking it apart and putting it back together again for
improved portability; so I'm afraid there aren't many visible new
features in 0.54. Some of the highlights are:
- Dynamic SSH port forwarding. PuTTY can now act as a SOCKS server,
and programs using that server will have their connections
forwarded over SSH.
- PSFTP should now be usefully fast.
- When connecting through a proxy (SOCKS or HTTP), PuTTY is now
able to let the proxy do the DNS lookup.
- Some of the default settings have changed. Notably, the SSH
protocol is now the default, and SSH2 is preferred over SSH1.
(This will not affect anyone who already has Default Settings
stored in their registry, since those override PuTTY's internal
- Bug fix: forwarding SMB connections over SSH should now work.
- Bug fix: the configuration box was slow to respond because it
occasionally went looking for printers across the network by
accident. It shouldn't do this any more.
- A couple of minor vulnerabilities have been fixed (none with very
serious impact, or with known exploits).
But the _really_ big feature resulting from the substantial rewrite
is that there is now a Unix version of most of the PuTTY utilities:
- There's a Unix PuTTY and PuTTYtel, which are GTK applications.
- There's a Unix Plink, PSCP and PSFTP, which look pretty much
exactly like their Windows equivalents.
- There's a Unix PuTTYgen, which is a command-line program unlike
its Windows counterpart. Anyone who needs to convert OpenSSH or
ssh.com private keys into PuTTY format in an automated way may be
able to do it using this utility.
- There's an entirely new utility: `pterm', which is an xterm clone
using the PuTTY terminal emulator. (Again, it uses GTK.)
- As yet there is no Unix version of Pageant, but all the utilities
can interoperate with OpenSSH's ssh-agent.
The Unix port is available from the PuTTY Download page as a source
Enjoy using PuTTY!
Oliver Jones » Director » oliver.jones(a)deeperdesign.com » +64 (21) 41
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Umm, I don't think it will be strictly for Uni students, but we will be
tailoring a lot of the material to make it useful for people who are
using the CS undergraduate labs.
We may need to try and get some indication of who many people are
wanting to come just so we can book a big enough lecture theatre...
On Sat, 2004-02-14 at 00:10, Lindsay Druett wrote:
> Is this strictly for Uni students ?
> The reason behind this, is that a friend of mine who does web design
> with real things like MySQL, PHP4, uses Java in a more appropriate
> manner, but he has, up until I've been hosting his material, or
> supporting him with hosting issues, been using Apache, MySQL server,
> PHP4 on a Win2K/WinXP box because he is unfamiliar with the Unix
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mglb1-forwarding
> > Sent: Friday, 13 February 2004 10:46
> > To: wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
> > Subject: [wlug] Introduction to Linux Seminars
> > Hi,
> > In conjunction with the CS Department at Waikato University WLUG is
> > organising a series of seminars aimed at introducing first and second
> > year students to Linux and OSS in general. We are currently in the
> > process of planning these seminars and are looking for
> > comments on what
> > to include and what to leave out.
> > The seminars will run in weeks 2 and 3 of semester A for 3 nights each
> > week. Each seminar will be around 1.5hrs long. Below is a
> > brief outline
> > of what we are currently planning on covering in each seminar. If you
> > have comments or suggestions please let us know.
> > Seminar 1: (Tue 9th Mar) - Introduction to Linux / OSS
> > - What is OSS
> > - What is Linux
> > - What is GNU
> > - Why use Linux
> > - History of Linux
> > - About the Linux Distributions
> > Seminar 2: (Wed 10th Mar) - Bash
> > - A general introduction to bash, what it is, how to
> > use it and tips
> > for performing common tasks.
> > Seminar 3: (Thu 11th Mar) - Emacs
> > - A general introduction to emacs, what it is, how to use it and
> > tips for performing common tasks.
> > Seminar 4: (Tue 16th Mar) - Processes
> > - An introduction to process control in unix systems.
> > We will cover
> > how to start, stop, suspend and kill processes.
> > Seminar 5: (Wed 17th Mar) - Applications
> > - An introduction to useful OSS applications that can
> > be used under
> > linux. This will focus on what is installed in the TSG
> > labs and will probably cover (pending confirmation)
> > - ssh / scp
> > - Mozilla
> > - OpenOffice
> > Seminar 6: (Thu 18th Mar) - Summary / Q&A
> > - A summary of how to put everything that has been
> > taught together,
> > followed by a question and answer session.
> > The popular cheat sheet will be given out again and we are looking at
> > providing each attendee with a copy of Knoppix.
> > Comments welcome :)
> > Regards
> > --
> > Matt Brown
> > Email: matt(a)mattb.net.nz
> > GSM : 021 611 544
> > _______________________________________________
> > wlug mailing list
> > wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
> > http://list.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/wlug
GSM : 021 611 544
Probably this isn't the best place to ask this but since it's low
traffic and I'm not subbed to any of the kde lists....
In the kate editor in kde 3.1.4 there is a block comment feature and the
keyboard shortcuts are comment = Ctrl+# and uncomment = Ctrl+Shift+# . I
can't get these to work because in order to get Ctrl+# you actually need
to do Ctrl+Shift+3. They work fine if you use the menu. I wanted to
change the shortcut key but I couldn't find anyplace that allows this
particular one to be changed.
Does anyone know how to make this shortcut work?
Glenn Ramsey <glenn(a)componic.co.nz> 07 8627077
I'm loathe to throw anything away, no matter how useless or old... would it
be at all useful if I brought in a few bags worth of NICs, HDDs (mostly old
small SCSI), RAM, etc., to the next meeting, or are most of you up to your
ears in nostalgic junk already?
ITS Systems & Development
The University of Waikato, NZ