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Where can I get a "secure shell"?

Please note: The FAQ pages at the HPCVL website are continuously being revised. Some pages might pertain to an older configuration of the system. Please let us know if you encounter problems or inaccuracies, and we will correct the entries.

Unix Systems: (Linux, Solaris, AIX, Iris, HP-UX). Unix systems usually have an ssh client installed as a standard component of the Operating System (OS). If your system doesn't, we suggest you visit the Openssh web site. This is a relatively simple way to get one. Also, check out your favorite "free download site" for "Openssh"; you might find a precompiled executable.

Solaris: If you are using a SUN machine with Solaris, ssh/sftp is likely included with the OS. You can also get a pre-compiled version fromhttp://sunfreeware.com/ or one of its mirrors.

Linux Systems: Most installations should include a choice of ssh/sftp packages.

Windows Systems: There are several SSH-based programs available. One of the more popular and easy to use Secure Telnet applications is "PuTTY". An excellent solution for individual non-commercial use is MobaXterm which includes X-server software so that you do not have to install that separately and graphical output from Unix systems is displayed properly on Windows systems.