Connecting to the WMU CS Login Servers Using PuTTY

EDIT: For CS3500 Students run :


and extract them into your current directory with:

tar xvzf Shell_Exercises.tar.gz

While Windows does not have built in SSH functionality, there is a piece of software we recommend that brings SSH to Windows. PuTTY (available at is simple to use, and allows you to use your computer science account from your Windows computer when on a campus network or connected to the VPN.

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File Transfers Using FileZilla and the SFTP Command Line

Transferring files between your computer and the department servers will often be necessary when completing homework and other tasks. To do this, there are two tools that we recommend to people. The first tool is SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). This is a powerful and robust tool that can be used in many ways. For instance, users can use a batch file to send or receive a number of files at a time. That is, however, outside of the scope of this tutorial. We will show an example of connecting to a server sending, then receiving a file for both of the tools we are demonstrating.

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