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Chapter 2: Getting started with ExtraPuTTY

This chapter gives a quick guide to the simplest types of interactive login session using ExtraPuTTY.

2.1 Starting a session

When you start ExtraPuTTY, you will see a dialog box. This dialog box allows you to control everything ExtraPuTTY and PuTTY can do. See chapter 4 for details of all the things you can control.

You don't usually need to change most of the configuration options. To start the simplest kind of session, all you need to do is to enter a few basic PuTTY parameters (PuTTY basic parameters is without ExtraPuTTY).

For more details of this dilaog box see Chapter 2.1 Starting a session of PuTTY

2.2 Logging in

After you have connected, and perhaps verified the server's host key, you will be asked to log in, probably using a username and a password. Your system administrator should have provided you with these. Enter the username and the password, and the server should grant you access and begin your session. If you have mistyped your password, most servers will give you several chances to get it right.

2.3 After logging in

After you log in to the server, what happens next is up to the server! Most servers will print some sort of login message and then present a prompt, at which you can type commands which the server will carry out. At this time you can used ExtraPuTTY to send command on server or manually from PuTTY terminal.

2.4 Logging out

When you have finished your session, you should log out by typing the server's own logout command. This might vary between servers; if in doubt, try logout or exit, or consult a manual or your system administrator. When the server processes your logout command, the ExtraPuTTY and PuTTY windows should close itself automatically.

You can close a PuTTY session using the Close button in the window border (from ExtraPuTTY or PuTTY), but this might confuse the server - a bit like hanging up a telephone unexpectedly in the middle of a conversation. We recommend you do not do this unless the server has stopped responding to you and you cannot close the window any other way.

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