SSH Client: PuTTY

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PuTTY is a free Telnet and SSH ("Secure Shell") client for Windows and Linux. While Mac and Linux users have an integrated SSH program, Windows users don't and can use PuTTY to access and manage their Dreamhacks.

PuTTY Configuration

  • Host name is "" and goes into Session.
  • SSH username is the dh-username given to you in your welcome email and goes into Connection/Data.

Appearance Settings

  • To change the size of the window, go to Window.
  • To change the size of the text go to Window/Appearance.
  • To change the foreground and background colors go to Window/Colors.

Right-click Setting

  • To restore Windows's usual right-click function, go to Window/Selection/Control use of the mouse.

Saving Settings

  • Go to Session, select Default Settings and click on Save once you've changed any desired setting. Don't forget to do this every time you change anything.