Alternatives to HyperTerminal in Windows 7 and Vista

Beginning with Windows Vista Microsoft removed HyperTerminal (aka HyperTerm & Hyper Terminal).  Of course, this means it isn’t in Windows 7 either. There are several options you can use to replace its functionality. PuTTY – My Recommendation PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm […]

Connecting to Amazon AWS from Windows to a Linux AMI

Connecting from Windows to a Linux Server poses problems for the average person to connect, and use their Windows OS to connect to the Linux Server. For some this is enough to put off people from jumping in, or banging their head against the wall wondering why you cannot simply RDP into the server and […]

A quick overview of PuTTY and SSH for AWS Newbies

Linux Access with SSH & PuTTY This post will (attempt) to explain what SSH and PuTTY are so that as a user you understand the terminology of AWS and so that you can be productive in the environment. This post will not attempt to make you an expert in SSH. For best practices in implementing […]

Export PuTTY saved sessions from Windows XP to Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7

To copy your PuTTY sessions from one Windows computer or profile to another do the following. To export saved sessions to a file run below in the Windows XP run box (Start -> Run and then type copy/paste entire line below into box and hit return) regedit /e putty.reg “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSimonTathamPuTTYSessions” File will be saved in […]

Connecting to AWS EC2 (Linux) Instance With PuTTY via SSH

In order to connect to an Amazon Web Services EC2 Linux instance using PuTTY over SSH you must generate a PPK file from your private key, then import the PPK to PuTTY.  PuTTY does not natively support the private key format generated by Amazon EC2, therefore PuttyGen must be used to convert keys to its internal format. First, associate the […]