PuTTY 0.61 is out, after over four years, with new features, bug fixes, and compatibility updates for Windows 7 and various SSH server software.
Features are new in beta 0.61 (released 2011-07-12) include:
- Kerberos/GSSAPI authentication in SSH-2.
- Local X11 authorisation support on Windows. (Unix already had it, of course.)
- Support for non-fixed-width fonts on Windows.
- GTK 2 support on Unix.
- Specifying the logical host name independently of the physical network address to connect to.
- Crypto and flow control optimisations.
- Support for the
[email protected]SSH-2 compression method.
- Support for new Windows 7 UI features: Aero resizing and jump lists.
- Support for OpenSSH AES-encrypted private key files in PuTTYgen.
- Bug fix: handles OpenSSH private keys with primes in either order.
- Bug fix: corruption of port forwarding is fixed (we think).
- Bug fix: various crashes and hangs when exiting on failure,
- Bug fix: hang in the serial back end on Windows.
- Bug fix: Windows clipboard is now read asynchronously, in case of deadlock due to the clipboard owner being at the far end of the same PuTTY’s network connection (either via X forwarding or via tunnelled
The stand-alone executable can be downloaded from the snap-shot store here and the full package (which includes pscp, plink, psftp, pageant etc) here. As always, I recommend verifying the checksums using the MD5 list available here.