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Re: Putty and pre-shared keys with Cygwin's sshd

On 01/22/2012 10:21 AM, Len Giambrone wrote:
I believe that PuTTy is SSH2, while Cygwin is OpenSSH.  You can convert them using

ssh-keygen -f putty_key -i> openssh_key
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 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 example...
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