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Connecting with PuTTY
: Using PuTTY on Windows to connect to LANforge Linux servers.
Lots of tasks, like scripting, can be done over SSH from your Windows desktop. Here are a few steps to help you customize your PuTTY terminal to work faster.
Configuring a PuTTY Session
When you double click on the PuTTY icon and it launches, you can start customizing your session preferences. We'll name this session
Let's default the window to something large, like 120 columns and 56 rows.
font can be replaced with the
Let's turn on
as the default networking protocol.
We login to LANforge resources with user
Generating a SSH keypair is not difficult. Let's enter the path to our public key file.
We have done our PuTTY config. Now back to the top
screen, and click
Configure Pagent with your public key
Create your own public ssh key.
For more information see
Start Pagent. Configure it to load on startup.
In the System Tray you will see the Pagent icon.
the Pagent icon and click
to select your key
You will need to provide your pass-phrase to load your key
We see a loaded key
Here is our key, we will view the
file to copy out the public key.
In a putty window you will log into your LANforge server and edit
Copy the text and place the "Comment" section at the end when you paste it into your ssh
Here is the public key string, with newlines and spaces removed. The
text goes at the end.
Check the permissions of the
file. You might need to use the command
chmod 600 authorized_keys
to correct the permissions.
The next time we load the
PuTTY session we should not be prompted for our password.
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