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  • If you generated your private key using puttygen, you can't use it for unix ssh clients. And you can only use the public key by cutting and pasting from puttygen to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2.

    SSH File Formats are a nightmare. Everybody does them differently.


    • The Keys were generated by puttygen. I'm only using the PuTTY Private keys with PuTTY clients. The latest version can apparently export the keys in other formats, but I've not tried using them with OpenSSH on either Linux or Cygwin yet.

      What freaks me out is that the OpenSSH server on my Linux box at home (RH6), allows root to login with the keys but not me, from the same authorized_keys2 file! I can only assume it's something weird in the ownership of the files/folders, and my work systems (running an old

      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."