Wednesday 20 July 2011

PuTTY V.0.61 released

PuTTY 0.61 is out, after over four years , with new features, bug fixes, and compatibility updates for Windows 7 and various SSH server software. 

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator 

LEGAL WARNING: Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is outlawed. I believe it is legal to use PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink in England and Wales and in many other countries, but I am not a lawyer and so if in doubt you should seek legal advice before downloading it. You may find this site useful (it's a survey of cryptography laws in many countries) but I can't vouch for its correctness.

These features are new in beta 0.61: 
Kerberos/GSSAPI authentication in SSH-2. 
Local X11 authorisation support on Windows. (Unix already had it, of course.) 
Support for non-fixed-width fonts on Windows. 
GTK 2 support on Unix. 
Specifying the logical host name independently of the physical network address to connect to. 
Crypto and flow control optimisations. 
Support for the SSH-2 compression method. 
Support for new Windows 7 UI features: Aero resizing and jump lists. 
Support for OpenSSH AES-encrypted private key files in PuTTYgen. 
Bug fix: handles OpenSSH private keys with primes in either order. 
Bug fix: corruption of port forwarding is fixed (we think). 
Bug fix: various crashes and hangs when exiting on failure, 
Bug fix: hang in the serial back end on Windows. 
Bug fix: Windows clipboard is now read asynchronously, in case of deadlock due to the clipboard owner being at the far end of the same PuTTY's network connection (either via X forwarding or via tunnelled rdesktop).