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How to generate or convert native private OpenSSH key file for IdentityFile...


October 31, 2014, 9:44 pm

No matter what I do, OpenSSH refuses to read my generated private file, when used for ProxyCommand. It complaints like this: debug1: Executing proxy command: exec ssh -W host1:22 host2 debug3: Not... Read more »

exactly the same config file works when used in ~/.ssh/config, but not when...


October 29, 2014, 11:55 pm

Hi, The subject line pretty much covers it. I have config file which works gre at when in my .ssh dir. When I pass the same file name via the -F optio n, it fails. So, why not just use the .ss... Read more »

SSH client doesn't create TAP device


October 20, 2014, 2:34 pm

I would like to use ssh to create a layer 2 tunnel. It would seem that there is a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssh/+bug/1316017 I can not find further documentation, is it a k... Read more »

plink, tail & grep


October 15, 2014, 7:56 pm

Hello out there, I'm using plink v0.63 under WinXP to logon to a Linux server to check the system log: plink -P 22 -ssh donduck@192.168.0.254 -pw secret tail -f /var/log/messages This works fine... Read more »

plink, tail and grep


October 15, 2014, 7:50 pm

Hello out there, I'm using plink to logon to a server to check the system log: plink -P 22 -ssh donduck@192.168.0.254 -pw secret tail -f /var/log/messages This works fine. If I try to grep the ou... Read more »

Shellshock PuTTY


October 14, 2014, 4:00 pm

Hi. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I have 3 websites on the same Linux or Unix server (not sure which). I'm wondering if my Windows computer is vulnerable via Shellshock when using Putty 0.63... .... Read more »

NetCat What?


October 7, 2014, 3:43 pm

Hi. Can someone explain what the 'nc -w ...' construct does in this snippet from an ssh config file? https://gist.github.com/anonymous/a1fc68dadd98451cc75e Also, what happens if I want to ssh t... Read more »

SSH works from LAN but not from WAN, hanging at expecting KEXDH_INIT


October 3, 2014, 12:13 pm

Hi, I am able to use SSH inside the LAN. But it is not working from WAN. Running SSHD in debug mode, pls find below the last few messages SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent[preauth] SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received[p... Read more »

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:19991:192.168.250.251:80 user1@host.org -N -f from machine 2: ssh -R:19992:192.168.250.251:80... 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 »

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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 »

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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 http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtat... Read more »

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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 »

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DatacenterManager is SSH Heaven!


You've got to check out this Awesome java tool: http://java-apps.org/content/show.php/DatacenterManager?content=144298 Read more »

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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 »