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PuTTY and SSH Key-Based Authentication (Windows)

Guide: PuTTY and SSH Key-Based Authentication (Windows)

As well as offering additional security, SSH key authentication can be more convenient than the more traditional password authentication. When used with a program known as an SSH agent such as PuTTY, SSH keys can allow you to connect to a server, or multiple servers, without having to remember or enter your password for each system.

1. Create User with Sudo Privileges If you already have a non-root account with sudo privileges or know what you’re doing and want to set this up for the root account, skip to Step 2. Otherwise, read on. The root user is the administrative user in a Linux environment that has heightened privileges and you…

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Log into Linux from Windows using PuTTY

PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client for the Windows platform which allows you to log into your Linux box using terminal. You can download it from http://www.putty.org/ Once installed, run PuTTY and enter your server’s IP address, port (usually 22). Select SSH and click Open. You will then be prompted for your username and password.…

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Saving your PuTTY username and password in a Windows Shortcut

Saving your PuTTY username and password in a Windows Shortcut

In this guide we will create a Windows shortcut which will store our PuTTY session information so that we don’t have to enter the username and password every time we log in.

PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client for the Windows platform which allows you to log into your Linux box using terminal. If you haven’t already installed PuTTY, you can download it from http://www.putty.org/ 1. Create Windows Shortcut Begin by creating a Windows Shortcut. Right-click the Desktop, select New and Shortcut. Click Browse and navigate to the…

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PuTTY Network Error: Software caused connection abort

PuTTY Network Error: Software caused connection abort

Windows can trigger this error in PuTTY if it has given up on the machine at the other end of the connection. In this article we will configure PuTTY to attempt to keep idle connections alive.

If the network between your client and server goes down and your client then tries to send some data, Windows will make several attempts to send the data and will then give up and kill the connection. In particular, this can occur even if you didn’t type anything, if you are using SSH-2 and PuTTY…

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