SSH with Public Key Authentication (Was: Re: Attention: Giorgos Keramidas (Was: CVS Import Permissions))

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Wed Feb 1 17:02:46 PST 2006

On Feb 1, 2006, at 4:54 PM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:

> On 2006-02-02 00:57, albi <albi at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 01:48:37 +0200
>> Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
>>>> I spent a few hours yesterday trying to get SSH going again. I can
>>>> login with SSH from the windows machine using Putty, but only when
>>>> I use password authentication. In order to use cvs with ssh (using
>>>> the plink program in Putty), we must use public key authentication.
>>> Unfortunately, I can't help with the Windows side.  I'm only using
>>> UNIX machines as clients, so Putty is something new to me :-(
>> erhm.. cd /usr/ports/security/putty;make install :-)
> Heh!  Well, fancy that...  That's one of the side-effects of having an
> SSH client in the base-system, I guess.  Thanks to DES, I never needed
> Putty on FreeBSD so far :)

Putty's just a nice lightweight GUI ssh client for Windows that was  
ported to Unix sometime in the past 2 years.

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