The main configuration options
Connection: This option offers the user to setup a host and port he/she will connect to and to define SSH protocol version. It is important to note that this version of PuTTY uses SSH 1 as a default, as a security precaution you should change that. You can chose from version 1 only or preferred, and version 2 only or preferred.
Authentication: Users have the option to choose username or a private key file located on the phone.
Logging: There are two options for this setup - Log type (user can chose between no logging, text only logging, all traffic and SSH data & debug logging) and Log filename that should be used.
Screen Configuration: PuTTY offers options to toggle on/of full screen and to inverse screen. Besides these useful functions, users can setup font size. There are 6 font options for everyone's viewing pleasure (6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 pixel fonts).
After connecting to the server it is quite easy to navigate through PuTTY. On Nokia 6600, it's intended to use two menu buttons and the central joystick. The left menu button offers us the product's options and the joystick is used as an enter button. You'll need about a minute to get comfortable with PuTTY's GUI as it is pretty straightforward. With the use of a sub-menu accessed with a left button, you can send different inputs to the server - line
The screen and fonts look very nice and all together PuTTY creates a good command line experience for the mobile user.
Initial bug report
I've mentioned earlier that this is a beta 4 of version 1.3 of this product. As always, with beta releases we often encounter some problems. These are some of the bugs I've came across:
- After setting your host and port in the Connection tab and restarting PuTTY, these settings are removed, making this portion of the configuration irrelevant (if in any strange case this was done with a purpose, it would be nice to have an option for saving some server/user information)
- After disconnecting from a server, user cannot reconnect to the server or to any other server without restarting PuTTY (the connection bar shows an empty field)
- Logging function didn't work for me. I've tried setting up a different log file in both Phone memory, as well as on the memory card, but without any luck.
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