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Re: can't connect with putty

Adam Aube wrote:
Cyprien wrote:

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.

Not necessarily.

apt-cache show putty


Can't you try to connect using ssh and tell us which error you get? I've never used putty on linux but I regularry use putty on windows and ssh to connect to a various collection of linux-servers. Oh, and for diagonostics, there's an option `close window on exit` in putty (at least in the windows version). Setting it to `never` can be very useful.

Hope this helps,


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