817 - Use SSH in Windows to Connect to UNIX

SSH (a.k.a. Secure Telnet or Secure Shell) is a communications package that allows computers to access servers. This secure, Telnet-like program is used to access UNIX from a Windows computer.

UNIX is a command-line computer operating system that uses client/server technology. This means that the Windows computer is the client connected to the server. You can use UNIX to write and run programs, send and receive email, access UNM's library database (LIBROS) from a Windows computer in any IT computer pod.

Accessing mainframes from other remote sites may require different procedures. For assistance, call the IT Support Center at 277-5757.

Start SSH and Log In to UNIX

Follow these instructions to connect with SSH on a IT pod computer or with a pre-configured copy of SSH, available at the IT Download page. You can also download an unconfigured copy of SSH from www.ssh.com (For configuration instructions, see Quick Connect.)

  1. Double-click the Telnet icon on the desktop, or click Start> Programs> Secure Telnet and FTP> Telnet. A Connect to Remote Host dialog will appear. Confirm that linux or linux.unm.edu appears in the Host Name field.
  2. At the User Name field, type your NetID and click Connect. The first time you connect, a Host Identification dialog may appear. Click Yes.
  3. An Enter Password window will appear. Type your password and click OK.
  4. At the TERM = (vt100) prompt, press <Enter>.
  5. The Linux prompt ($) will appear. This is where you type commands. For example, you can type quotas and then press <Enter> to check your account space usage.

Log Out and Quit

  1. At the $ prompt, type logout or exit.
  2. Click File> Exit or click the X at the top right corner to quit Secure Telnet.

Quick Connect

Follow these instructions to set up an unconfigured copy of SSH.

  1. Start SSH (Secure Telnet). The installer usually places a shortcut icon on the desktop. If not, click Start> Programs> Secure Telnet.
  2. Click Quick Connect. A Connect to Remote Host dialog will appear.
    • At the Host Name field, type linux.unm.edu.
    • At the User Name field, type your NetID
    • At the Authentication Method pop-up list, select Password.
  3. The first time you connect a Host Identification dialog may appear. Click Yes.
  4. Click Connect. An Enter Password window will appear. Type your password. Click OK.
  5. At the TERM = (vt100) prompt, press <Enter>. The Linux prompt will appear.