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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—using PuTTY to access your Ubuntu server remotely

In this exercise, you'll learn how to access your shiny brand-new Ubuntu server from a remote Windows XP PC, thanks to the popular PuTTY Telnet/SSH client.

  1. Open a web browser window on your desktop PC, go to http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html, scroll down until you locate the putty.exe link under the Binaries section, and click on it.
  2. Once the putty.exe file finishes downloading, you can double-click on it to open the PuTTY SSH client.

    Note

    If a Security Warning dialog pops up when double-clicking on the putty.exe file, you can safely ignore it and click on the Run button to continue.

  3. Type the IP address of your Ubuntu server in the Host Name (or IP address) ...

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