Problem when SSH-ing to FreeBSD 5.3 using PuTTY?

Olaf Greve o.greve at
Fri Jan 7 03:22:54 PST 2005

Hi all,

On two distinct machines (both running FreeBSD 5.3 release, one is the 
AMD-64 version, the other is the i386 version) I am experiencing 
problems when trying to SSH to the machine using PuTTY.

PuTTY shows the login prompt just fine, but when entering the proper 
username/password (yes, I am positive I typed it correctly -multiple 
times, in fact- :) ). Yet, for some reason this combination does not 
seem to get accepted.

Does anyone know the reason for this (note: I am not starting the SSH 
daemon from inetd)? Is there perhaps some (new) setting that changed 
between 5.2.1 and 5.3 that causes this, or am I doing something else 
terribly wrong? :)

Thanks in advance for any answers, and cheers!

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