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Using ssh as SOCKS5 proxy results in "Connection to .... closed by rem...

August 26, 2014, 4:28 pm

Hi, I am trying to use the dynamic port forwarding feature of OpenSSH. It seems to work fine for a short period of time (1-2s, enough for firefox to load a single page), but then the ssh connection... Read more »

Switching AIX to use LDAP authentication while still being able to use loca...

July 24, 2014, 4:26 pm

I have setup my AD account so that it can login to my AIX server. I have re moved my local AIX account and have permanently switched to using my AD acc ount. I'm using putty to ssh into my AIX serv... Read more »

plink.exe - shell script usage

July 22, 2014, 9:12 am

Have windows shell script backing-up configuration from network devices on large network based on private 10.x.x.x/8 address space, this is done by SSH2 protocol. Because network boxes are often ... Read more »

openssh uses agent despite IdentitiesOnly yes -> Bug?

July 17, 2014, 1:18 am

Hi, In my ssh_config, I set IdentityFile and IdentitiesOnly yes and ForwardAgent no. ssh uses this key but it still queries the agent! But it shouldn't do that; I explicitely supply the key I wan... Read more »

PUTTY 0.63 - How to define or exclude a specific Cipher?

July 8, 2014, 9:42 pm

For OpenSSH you can do so with the -C parameter. Is there a method to do the same for Putty? We tried to edit the settings at the server side to not allow aes256-ctr but rather to use aes256-cbc -... Read more »

reverse tunnel restricting ports

June 16, 2014, 8:52 pm

I have a number of connections coming in to my host to create a reverse tunnel from machine 1: ssh -R:19991: -N -f from machine 2: ssh -R:19992: Read more »

Use PuTTY for WOL

May 26, 2014, 6:58 pm

Hello, Is it possible to use PuTTY to send a WOL command before connecting to the PC? I can use the terminal to execute wakeonlan 00:11:22:33:44:55 (at least locally) or even a program like gWakeOn... Read more »

Problem with process running on remote server accepting multi-byte string.

May 5, 2014, 10:57 am

Hello All, I am running one process which successfully displays some Japanese output o n terminal and also waiting for input from user but when i copy a string le ts say 一つ and pasted it on te... Read more »

Parameters associated with SSH channels

April 29, 2014, 4:17 pm

When an SSH client wants to open a channel against an SSH server (or vice-versa; I'll just discuss the client-to-server case fore conciseness) it sends an SSH_MSG_CHANNEL_OPEN packet specifying,... Read more »

Re: Can someone explain why I need "hard" passwords?

April 26, 2014, 3:54 am

Actually that is a pretty tough password to crack. Probably much harder than an 8 random character password. See the XKCD comic on passwords. Length helps a lot. Your password is 23 characters, and... Read more »

Force server to timeout ssh session if client is unreachable.

April 22, 2014, 9:17 am

Hello, I want to close ssh session from server, when client becomes unreachable. C onsider if client is connected to server using ssh and then due to some net work problem client becomes unreachab... Read more »

Making an ssh alias vary inside & outside the LAN?

April 15, 2014, 2:06 pm

I have a home server running ssh, svn, leafnode, &c. It has a fixed IP address on the LAN, & I have a dynamic IP service so I can always find it from outside. I'm currently using two different ss... Read more »

Question about the SSHv2.0 protocol specification

April 12, 2014, 3:57 pm

I am reading the SSHv2.0 RFCs in order to gain a deeper understanding of the SSH foundations. I have come across something I am finding a bit intriguing; hopefully somebody well versed into the ... Read more »

Which ssh keys to use?

April 11, 2014, 2:46 pm

Hi! If I looked in my sshd_config I see that we now have four host keys: HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key HostKey /etc/ssh/... Read more »

How does it feel, being punk'd (Open SSL Heartbleed) by those of your own k...

April 10, 2014, 4:04 pm

Open SSL (aka heartbleed) was a likely DARPA/NSA/GCHQ thing to begin with, meaning that we've been punk'd from the very get-go. Read more »

Re: OpenSSL bug, is stunnel also compromised?

April 9, 2014, 8:26 am

Message-Id: : The openssl heartbleed bug is server-side and enables an attacker to read memory that potentially contains the secret key associated with the X.509 certificate the server presents. ... Read more »

Putty and multiple tunnels - increasing system process handle count dramati...

April 7, 2014, 7:25 am

Hi, I'm running Putty 0.63 on: Windows Vista business 32-Bit SP2 Core2Duo with 4GB RAM (Dell Laptop) I'm experiencing a problem with configuring tunnels. Every entry in the tun nel configuration... Read more »

Piping Output From plink to a file

April 3, 2014, 2:39 pm

Is it possible to pipe output from a remote plink command to a local file? e.g. plink.exe user@host echo Hello > C:local_file.txt This doesn't seem to work even though I see the output in the term... Read more »

Going nuts with sshd Allow / Deny User

March 28, 2014, 7:18 pm

Want to Allow other then root anyone at any IP Deny bob NOT AT ANother way of saying it is I want to only allow bob to come in from one IP, anyone else can come in from anywhere. I... Read more »

Issue Telnet commands in very active console

March 27, 2014, 5:11 am

I am trying to issue commands to telnet. When I initially issue a simple co nnection command such as: telnet localhost 9300 I am immediately connected which is fantastic but the program connected ... Read more »

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No option for saved sessions in pageant

I have ran into a peculiar issue with Pageant not detecting any sessions i have set up in putty. When right clicking on pageant its only options is view/add keys about and exit. No option for saved s... Read more »


PuTTY version 0.61 is released

PuTTY version 0.61 is released ------------------------------ All the pre-built binaries, and the source code, are now available from the PuTTY website at Read more »


reverse ssh - why connection refused?

I shall maintain the linux server of a relative which has a internet connection through a gsm router. This router is unable to open incoming ports that's why I try to establish a reverse SSH tunnel... Read more »


DatacenterManager is SSH Heaven!

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Rename files with scp?

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I'm trying to develop an application where remote sites can scp files into a directory on my system and I pick them up for processing. I'd like to scp ... Read more »