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Recent content - 2 new posts

1. Putty
Published Blog entry by Raul Suarez
[ http://kwlug.org/node/708 ]

For different reasons, some people prefer Graphical interfaces, whether
it is because  because they are more comfortable with them or because
they may set-up a non technical person for remote access. 
On the past two posts I presented command line tools. These tools
require, for the most part, remember cryptic parameters, configuration
file locations and unless you script them, you need to enter the whole
command every time even if you are doing the same day after day.
The solution: Putty

Being this a GUI tool It requires less words to explain.
Installing it
Using your distribution package manager search for it and install it. I
still haven't found a distribution that does not include it.
Configuring a connection

1. Enter the Host name or address
2. Enter the port number the host is listening to
3. Select the protocol
4. Name the connection
5. Click "Save"
Once the connection has been created you can do additional
There are many different configuration categories.
Terminal: This is a functional configuration. How do you want the
terminal to behave
Window: This is aesthetic. How do you want the terminal to look.
Connection: Protocol specific configuration.
For SSH, for example, you can configure almost everything that you can
do from the command line and configuration files.
You can enable X11 forwarding and open tunnels, including reverse
Here is an example where the VNC tunnel is already configured and I am
about to add tunneling port 50022

Saving the configuration
Once you complete configuring your session, you must go back to the
main session configuration page and click "Save".
Note: If you click "Open" before saving, you will connect with
everything you just configured but the configuration will be lost as
soon as you close the session.
Using a saved configuration
The next time you open putty you will see the list of saved
Just select the configuration you want to use and click "Load"
You can then modify the configuration, re-save it or simply click
"Open" to connect to the remote computer.
Note: The first time you connect you will be prompted to accept the
host key.
Creating a "launcher"
If you want to launch a preconfigured connection by just clicking in an
Icon you can create a launcher
On graphical environments such as KDE or Gnome you can create icons
that launch an application.
The trick here is to use the -load parameter followed by the name of
the saved connection.
For example, under Gnome:

For more detailed information
You can go to the main putty page:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ [1]
You can find more

[1] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/


2. St. John's Kitchen - 97 Victoria St. North
Published Location by pnijjar
[ http://kwlug.org/node/709 ]

St. John's Kitchen is near the corner of Victoria and Weber streets in
St. John's Kitchen
97 Victoria St. North
Kitchener, Ontario.
Here is a map: 
Here is an OpenStreetMap link: link!
When viewing the building from Victoria Street, the entrance to St.
John's Kitchen is on the left hand side. The meeting area is on the
second floor of the building. 
There is lots of bike parking. There is not much free car parking on
site. There is a pay lot at the VIA train station diagnonally across
from St John's Kitchen. There is also a transit stop on Weber Street
(again, across from the bus station). 
We are not allowed to leave the doors unlocked all evening at this
location, so please try to be prompt.

Recent comments - 1 new comment

1 new comment attached to Blog entry posted by Raul Suarez: SSH
   1. There are Windows by bswitzer

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