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Re: Putty and pre-shared keys with Cygwin's sshd
On 01/22/2012 10:21 AM, Len Giambrone wrote:
If this is true then it kinda kills the "ease of use" thing. It's hard
enough trying to tell somebody to use puttygen then save keys, copy and
paste them, etc. but now tell them "Well log into a Cygwin server and
run this command line 'cause the two systems talk different" is not
gonna go over well...
I believe that PuTTy is SSH2, while Cygwin is OpenSSH. You can convert them using
ssh-keygen -f putty_key -i> openssh_key
I try to explain to people how getting Putty to do ssh, Reflection X to
do X11, FireFTP or whatever to do ftp, ActiveState Perl to do Perl, etc.
is the wrong way to go about putting together a good set of tools when
you can more simply just get Cygwin to do all of those things and have
all of those tools play nicely together. Here appears to be yet another
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
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