Nokia E71 and E63 tips - shell or command line access using ssh (secure shell)

The Nokia E71 & E63 is a versatile phone for people that needs the business suite of application, e.g. email, messenger, documents & spreadsheet, camera and most importantly, the symbian platform. The symbian platform is widely used on mobile phones. Symbian's platform also have a wide variety of applications.

For *NIX system administration, shell access to the command line (using ssh) of the  servers are part of our life. Having to own Nokia E71 or E63 is one of the best thing as Putty is available on symbian platform. Putty is a symbian application that can connect to server using shell access or command line by ssh, which take advantage of the built-in QWERTY keyboard on Nokia E71 & E63. Putty also allow to use public key authentication, if the private key is installed on the phone or the memory card (mmc). It also allow to configure ssh (secure shell) client to connect to other ports then the default port 22.

Putty on symbian is available over here. Download it then uncompress it and copy it to your phone for installation. The installation is quite straight forward as it is a .sis file. Follow the on screen instruction and it should be done in a few minutes.

This version of Putty also works with other phones, e.g. :
  • Nokia E61, N80, E90, N95, and others
  • Nokia 9300, 9300i, and 9500
  • and other S60 third edition smartphones and Series 80 Communicators

There is another port available on Sony Ericsson P800/P900/P910, check out the website for more information.

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