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Re: can't connect with putty



> this is confusing message out of context but from what I remember:
> 
> a) can you connect with ssh hostname
> b) with ssh IPaddress
> c) with putty & hostname
> d) with putty & IPaddress
> 
> if yes to b and d, but not to a and c, then it's a DNS thing.
> 
> if yes to a and b, but no to c or d, then it's a putty thing.
> 

yes, sorry for the confusion. putty and ssh have the same behaviour, ergo it's a
DNS thing. But ping by hostname is fine and the browser works fine by hostname,
ergo DNS is basically OK. 

So either it's a quite subtle DNS problem, or a DNS/ssh interaction, by my logic.




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