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Re: can't connect with putty

On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 06:54:49AM +0000, Daniel McBrearty wrote:
> > 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.

If you're using putty, you seem to be using windows also. Windows may
use their SMB protocol to find out an IP from a hostname. It might be
the reason why the browser works fine. Maybe not...


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