plink man page

plink — PuTTY link, command line network connection tool

Synopsis

plink [options] [user@]host [command]

Description

plink is a network connection tool supporting several protocols.

Options

The command-line options supported by plink are:

-V
Show version information and exit.
-pgpfp
Display the fingerprints of the PuTTY PGP Master Keys and exit, to aid in verifying new files released by the PuTTY team.
-v
Show verbose messages.
-load session
Load settings from saved session.
-ssh
Force use of SSH protocol (default).
-telnet
Force use of Telnet protocol.
-rlogin
Force use of rlogin protocol.
-raw
Force raw mode.
-serial
Force serial mode.
-P port
Connect to port port.
-l user
Set remote username to user.
-m path
Read remote command(s) from local file path.
-batch
Disable interactive prompts.
-pw password
Set remote password to password. CAUTION: this will likely make the password visible to other users of the local machine (via commands such as `w').
-L [srcaddr:]srcport:desthost:destport
Set up a local port forwarding: listen on srcport (or srcaddr:srcport if specified), and forward any connections over the SSH connection to the destination address desthost:destport. Only works in SSH.
-R [srcaddr:]srcport:desthost:destport
Set up a remote port forwarding: ask the SSH server to listen on srcport (or srcaddr:srcport if specified), and to forward any connections back over the SSH connection where the client will pass them on to the destination address desthost:destport. Only works in SSH.
-D [srcaddr:]srcport
Set up dynamic port forwarding. The client listens on srcport (or srcaddr:srcport if specified), and implements a SOCKS server. So you can point SOCKS-aware applications at this port and they will automatically use the SSH connection to tunnel all their connections. Only works in SSH.
-X
Enable X11 forwarding.
-x
Disable X11 forwarding (default).
-A
Enable agent forwarding.
-a
Disable agent forwarding (default).
-t
Enable pty allocation (default if a command is NOT specified).
-T
Disable pty allocation (default if a command is specified).
-1
Force use of SSH protocol version 1.
-2
Force use of SSH protocol version 2.
-C
Enable SSH compression.
-i path
Private key file for user authentication.
-hostkey key

Specify an acceptable host public key. This option may be specified multiple times; each key can be either a fingerprint (99:aa:bb:...) or a base64-encoded blob in OpenSSH's one-line format.

Specifying this option overrides automated host key management; only the key(s) specified on the command-line will be accepted (unless a saved session also overrides host keys, in which case those will be added to), and the host key cache will not be written.

-s
Remote command is SSH subsystem (SSH-2 only).
-N
Don't start a remote command or shell at all (SSH-2 only).
-sercfg configuration-string

Specify the configuration parameters for the serial port, in -serial mode. configuration-string should be a comma-separated list of configuration parameters as follows:

·
Any single digit from 5 to 9 sets the number of data bits.
·
`1', `1.5' or `2' sets the number of stop bits.
·
Any other numeric string is interpreted as a baud rate.
·
A single lower-case letter specifies the parity: `n' for none, `o' for odd, `e' for even, `m' for mark and `s' for space.
·
A single upper-case letter specifies the flow control: `N' for none, `X' for XON/XOFF, `R' for RTS/CTS and `D' for DSR/DTR.
-sshlog logfile
-sshrawlog logfile

For SSH connections, these options make plink log protocol details to a file. (Some of these may be sensitive, although by default an effort is made to suppress obvious passwords.)

-sshlog logs decoded SSH packets and other events (those that -v would print). -sshrawlog additionally logs the raw encrypted packet data.

More Information

For more information on plink, it's probably best to go and look at the manual on the PuTTY web page:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgta…

Bugs

This man page isn't terribly complete. See the above web link for better documentation.

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