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Terminal or Putty?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by DRE, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Do any of you use Terminal on a Mac to connect to your server?

    When I played around with my first VPS I used Putty on Windows 7.

    Do any of you use terminal or putty when connecting to your server?

    if you are using terminal are you using it on Linux or Mac?
  2. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

  3. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    I use terminal under linux /mac and putty on windows.
  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Never heard of zoc before. *googles it* http://www.emtec.com/zoc/
    I have never used terminal to connect to a server. I've used it for other stuff though. I'm probably gonna have to google a terminal guide.
  5. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Actually, terminal doesn't do the job. Terminal is just that, an interface to the command line of my computer. From there, I use the command ssh to log in to my server.
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  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Terminal in Ubuntu and SecureCRT in Windows
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  7. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

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  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

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  9. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    I'm used to type ssh -l root server.com which I think has the same result as your command. I have keys in place so I don't need to type my password everytime.

    I also love to open a secure tunnel to various services in my server. The other night I wanted to play with ElasticSearch so I openend a tunnel to my server using

    ssh -L 9201:localhost:9200 server.com -l root

    After that, I can connecto to localhost:9201 on my local computer and it will be redirected to port 9200 on my remote server. This can also be done to open connections to MySQL server and any other TCP service that is not open to the world. Best of all, everything is encrypted :)
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    PuTTY with public/private key pair.
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  11. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I love putty. I used it on all my win machines.
    When I moved to Mac, I use ZOC with private keys.
  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've never been able to get in with putty for some reason.

    I also use prompt on my iPad
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Have you tried iSSH? So far from my use of it, I really like it.
  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    No, haven't looked at that one. I'm really pleased with Prompt, as it does a really good job of emulating the terminal. I used one previously on the iPhone that was horrible, and almost impossible to use.
  15. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I'm using Git :)
  16. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member


    Because it's free. :D
  17. hellreturn

    hellreturn Active Member

    Putty or winSCP :)

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  18. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Terminal/ssh on Ubuntu.

    My wife has a Mac, but I'm not allowed to use it. Especially not the terminal.
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Prompt is amazing. I installed Oh My ZSH on all my computers, best terminal application I have used (replacement for shell).
  20. vijaichander

    vijaichander Active Member

    terminal on Linux Mint 15
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