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Old 07-16-2003, 11:28 AM   #1
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SSH Authentication Help

Hi All -

I am running RHat 7.3 Linux i386 distro. I have SSHd running on my box with default configuration, but I am experiencing problems SSHing into my box from a windows machine using Putty.

I have generated public and private keys for SSH v2 using command ssh-keygen -d and then have ftped these keys to my windows box. When I use Putty to ssh from windows box, under the SSH -> Auth section I have specified the right location for the "Private Key File" on my windows box. yet when I start the SSH session, it gives me an error saying "Unable to Use Key file c:\pathtothedirectory\nameofkeyfile (OpenSSH SSH2 Private Key)

Does anyone know why this is happening, what am I doing wrong. Please help.

Old 07-16-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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Maybe this will help you
see section 2.2
I think you don't need copy yours keys.
Old 07-16-2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks GFox, I got what I needed :-)


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