Re: can't connect with putty
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- Subject: Re: can't connect with putty
- From: Yoram Hekma <Yoram.Hekma@aoes.com>
- Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 14:56:40 +0200
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On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 06:54 +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.
Is the DNS config on your server setup right? I know you can have
problems if the server tries to resolve the machine which is connecting
to it and can't (in my experience only slow connections, but who knows).
If I remember right, you can define UseDNS in your sshd_config.
Just a thought