Kyle R . Burton on Mon, 17 Sep 2001 18:10:48 -0400

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 Re: [PLUG] SSH question

> See, that's just it - I don't want it to EVER "just take me right in" - I'd
> really prefer it if I had to type a passphrase EACH TIME, and THEN get asked
> for the remote host ID and password. An extra measure of comfort, if not
> outright protection.

Then don't ever run pagent ;-)

> And no, I'm not running pagent.

Then you should get prompted....

> I did that - pointed it at the private key that puttygen created. I then
> saved the session.
>
> When I "load" that same session, I *don't* get asked for the passphrase of
> my private key - the only thing I get is "login as" - which is putty asking
> me for the remote host ID I want to log in as.
>
> >   http://www.tartarus.org/~owen/putty-docs/Section6.2.html

When I run putty, I get the main dialog.  Under Session page:

Host Name:  user@host
Port:       22
Protocol:   [x] SSH

Under the Session->Connection->SSH page:

Private key file for authentication:  c:\path\to\my\private\key\file

I go back to the Session page and save the session under a name 'test'.

Then when I connect using the session 'test' (dblclick on 'test'), it
prompts me for the passphrase (unless I'm running pagent).

Do you have 'user@host' in the 'Host Name' entry box?  You have to tell
putty who you're trying to connect as to get it not to ask you.

Kyle

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