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

On 01/24/2012 01:57 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
$ man sshd
Could you be a bit more vague! ;-)
The sshd manpage contains a chapter about the layout of the authorized_keys file. So what else do you expect?
Why more vagueness of course. Otherwise you might be seen as being directly helpful and we wouldn't want that! (For the sarcasm impaired :-))
Look, the public key that puttygen saves looks like the above. It's
multilined. That's why I asked "Does OpenSSH accept these multiline
keys". You could answer that question but instead you give me a
cryptic reference. From what I read there no it doesn't accept such
keys and I didn't think it did. Can you see my confusion here?!?
No. The man page is pretty clear on this.
Then your being dense or dishonest. People get confused. You can help by explaining things instead of just pointing.
Geeze! The man page is saying it's gotta be one line but puttygen is
giving me multiple lines. Hence confusion so I asked a question
which you could have simply answered directly rather than
Fish - fishing.
I know how to fish already. Would it kill you to be nice and say something like "No it has to be one line. You must be using the wrong key"??? You really should work on your people skills. I sure I'm not the first to mention this.

My confusion stems from people not communicating fully and clearly. It comes from people saying "save the public key" and then not being exactly clear which public key to save (apparently there are multiple ones and of different formats) nor saying exactly what to do with it. It's why I asked for clear and complete step by step instructions. Being terse is not a remedy for miscommunication and vagueness. It's the exact opposite.
Yes there's also an area in the puttygen window where it says "copy
and pastes this for OpenSSH". And I did, several times, and each
time it failed. So I asked another question. I don't think I'm being
unreasonable here.
So why don't you ask the Puttygen creators?  Putty and puttygen are not
supported here.
Well for one, I don't know any nor do I know where they hang out - I don't use putty. Secondly I figured some people here may have come across this and know the remedy. Thirdly, being as this is two different products coming together, they could as easily said "why don't you ask the Cygwin guys".

Look I'm just looking for a solution - not grief. These are not tools that I choose - they are other people's tools (well putty is) and I'm trying to help them. Why not be helpful too?
What does `mount' print for this mount point?
//fs-irva-82/adefaria on /home/adefaria type netapp (binary,posix=0,user)
So it's netapp. See my today's reply in your other thread.


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