Putty

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham.

Above is the Download link for the latest released version of PuTTY. Currently this is 0.73, released on 2019-09-29.

How to setup putty to autosave putty logs

Putty is used for most telnet and SSH connections to a numerous set of devices, (Routers, Switches, ESXi Hosts, Linux VMs.)

Putty is able to log events and it is a good idea to automatically log interactions from these devices with Putty.

  1. Open putty and click on Session -> LoggingPutty Logging
  2. Click back on Session
  3. Highlight "Default Settings" and click SavePuttyImage3

I like to set putty to save to C:\putty\Host &H &Y-&M-&D &T.log using the following Paramaters

  • &H = hostname for the session
  • &Y = year
  • &M = month
  • &D = day
  • &T = time