authenticity of host '....' can't be established.

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Hey all,

I'm open up a shell using cygwin in WinXP. Then I log into *nix
machines using ssh.exe. My problem I think is below. I have a dev app
which tries to log in but *I think* it thinks that this prompt for
'connecting' is the prompt my ssh password should be sent to so ...
never connects or receives a reply and just times out.

Where it says the 'authenticity of the host can't be established' ...
is that because I'm ssh'ing to the WAN public IP on my firewall/router
and the router is masq'ing the assigned IP to 192.168.x.x? And my ssh
client still thinks it's the (example IP) address?

Is there a way to fix this?

Any help or advice much appreciated.


$ ssh -l name
Could not create directory '/cygdrive/n/.ssh'.
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be

RSA key fingerprint is
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Failed to add the host to the list of known hosts

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