Using putty as a ssh client on FreeBSD

Stefan Bethke stb at
Wed Aug 9 15:28:26 UTC 2006

Am 09.08.2006 um 17:13 schrieb Josh Paetzel:

> I'm trying to use putty on my FBSD 6.1-R box to access another FreeBSD
> box.  I can get in fine using the command line ssh client but when I
> attempt to use putty I get the following error:
> Unable to use key file "/usr/home/jpaetzel/.ssh/id_rsa" (OpenSSH SSH-2
> private key)

PuTTY does not support OpenSSH key file formats. You will need to  
convert them to PuTTY format with PuTTYgen.


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