Re: can't connect with putty
Adam Aube 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
If you're using putty, you seem to be using windows also.
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
Hope this helps,