Getting ssh for Use on Your Own PC
See the remote logins page for instructions on how to use it.
Please read the licence of any ssh product you obtain carefully as they are not always free for all types of use.
Under UNIX/Linux/BSD/Mac OS X
We use OpenSSH which is free to anyone.
All UNIX/Linux/BSD should come with a suitable client. If it is not installed by default it should be simple to use your distributions package management system to install it.
Under MS Windows
Enabling X11 forwarding: In the PuTTY configuration you must Enable X11 forwarding in the SSH Tunnels section. Remember also to select the SSH protocol in the Session section before connecting to gate.maths.ox.ac.uk
Enabling UTF-8: If you notice garbled characters in your Putty session, you may need to configure Putty to use the UTF-8 code page. To do this, go to Window->Translation and set "Character set" to "UTF-8".
WinSCP is a free graphical scp client for windows.
Under Mac OS X
As well as openssh mentioned above there is
Cyberduck is a free graphical sftp client.