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    ssh Setup

    Hi,

    How do I setup a ssh server. I have it working already, what I mean is, how do I set the fine details and settings: ie generate new security keys, etc.

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    Re: ssh Setup

    Here you go.

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    Re: ssh Setup

    Thanks Bodi,

    I read the ssh and advanced ssh articles, but one thing did I not find. How do I get the ssh key generated on my Ubuntu server to my Windows putty client?

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    Re: ssh Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Konstabel View Post
    Thanks Bodi,

    I read the ssh and advanced ssh articles, but one thing did I not find. How do I get the ssh key generated on my Ubuntu server to my Windows putty client?
    You have to convert the key.

    You generated an openssh key , now you need to convert it to a format Putty understands.

    You do this with putty's key generator (puttygen.exe)

    Import the key, you will be asked for your password.

    Then save the key Use the same name as the original key (important).

    http://linux-sxs.org/networking/openssh.putty.html

    Scroll down to the "Converting the OpenSSH private key to Putty format" section.

    Note: I updated the SSH wiki page adding a short section and the above link.
    Last edited by bodhi.zazen; October 8th, 2008 at 04:18 PM.
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    Re: ssh Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    You have to convert the key.

    You generated an openssh key , now you need to convert it to a format Putty understands.

    You do this with putty's key generator (puttygen.exe)

    Import the key, you will be asked for your password.

    Then save the key Use the same name as the original key (important).

    http://linux-sxs.org/networking/openssh.putty.html

    Scroll down to the "Converting the OpenSSH private key to Putty format" section.
    Your quick bodhi.zazen! I was going to suggest ex actually what you put. I started typing and say that you already replied


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    Re: ssh Setup

    Thanks for the help, it is really appreciated.

    Now I am stuck with the actual import step. When I try to do File->Load Private key, I get an error message stating "Cannot open file" (the id_rsa file).

    I saved the file in a shared folder, accessible by my windows machine. Everything else in the same folder I can access.

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