Tag: SSH

Deny FTP user access to SFTP and SSH

You may have a case where you’ve added an FTP user to allow file transfer using vsftpd FTP server for example, but don’t want them to have access to SFTP/SSH. To prevent users from logging into via SSH or SFTP, you can simply add their username to the SSH config file. Open the SSH config…

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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…

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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

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…

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PuTTY Network Error: Software caused connection abort [Resolved]

Windows can trigger this error in PuTTY if it has given up on the machine at the other end of the connection. 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…

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