SSH from Windows

To log in to our Linux servers from a computer/laptop running an MS Windows operating system, you will first need to install an SSH client.

ITS offers SecureCRT free of cost to students/faculty/staff members. It is available for download here.

Another option is to use PuTTY. This is a free and widely used SSH client for Windows. It is probably the simplest to use Windows SSH client.

After installing an SSH client, you can connect to any CS Linux server by using its fully qualified domain name (fqdn). This address is the server hostname followed by .cs.virginia.edu. If you want to log into the server power3 then you want to use the address power3.cs.virginia.edu.

You can find a list of generally available CS Linux servers on this page.

SSH connections currently do not require a VPN connection to connect from outside of the university.

  • windows_ssh.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/12/21 15:39
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