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Putty and pre-shared keys with Cygwin's sshd
- From: Andrew DeFaria <Andrew at DeFaria dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:11:50 -0800
- Subject: Putty and pre-shared keys with Cygwin's sshd
I use Cygwin a lot and use ssh a lot. I typically set up sshd on my
laptop with Cygwin and enjoy ssh'ing (and scp'ing, etc.) around
effortlessly between various Unix/Linux and Cygwin machines. I'd like to
show this goodness to others but many people don't bother installing
Cygwin or at least don't install OpenSSH (which, IMHO should be part of
the default install!) and proclaim "Well I have putty!".
Now putty does work but I like having pre-shared keys with ssh sessions.
But I can't seem to get Putty's PuttyGen generated ssh keys to work with
to basically use PuttyGen to generate the key then copy and paste it
into your ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. I do that but when I try to ssh
in from a remote system using Putty I keep getting prompted for a
password. Does anybody know how to fix/configure this?
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected the expected.
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