[ssh (Putty) ]
[Tutorial - Unix]
[Tutorial - PC]
Remote login is the ability to connect a computer on one network to a
computer on another network and have the local computer behave as if it is
directly connected to the remote machine.
ssh allows the user to create a connection from a computer on one
system to a computer on another system, whether that system be next door,
or across the globe. Once the connection is established, ssh allows the
user to interact with that remote system as if he or she were directly
From a school computer (or home computer) you can perform a routine ssh
session. This will typically consist of an interactive Linux (and/or Unix)
session on a remote machine.
You may also access any number of special services, including: search
library catalogs in public libraries and university libraries globally,
access the text of USA Today, find out what the weather is like in any city
on the globe, locate friends' email addresses, etc.
An ssh connection doesn't deal directly with HTML, or embedded images,
or mice, or the other slick features we associate with the World Wide Web.
Also, note that ssh is point-to-point communication between two machines;
if more than two sites need to communicate, ssh alone won't do the job.