|Stable release||0.62 / December 10, 2011|
PuTTY was written and is maintained primarily by Simon Tatham and is currently beta software.
Some features of PuTTY are:
- The storing of hosts and preferences for later use.
- Control over the SSH encryption key and protocol version.
- Command-line SCP and SFTP clients, called "pscp" and "psftp" respectively.
- Control over port forwarding with SSH (local, remote or dynamic port forwarding), including built-in handling of X11 forwarding.
- Emulates most xterm, VT102 control sequences, as well as much of ECMA-48 terminal emulation.
- IPv6 support.
- Supports 3DES, AES, Arcfour, Blowfish, DES.
- Public-key authentication support (no certificate support).
- Support for local serial port connections.
- Self-contained executable requires no installation.
- Supports the firstname.lastname@example.org delayed compression scheme (As of r9120 2011-03-05).