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April 22nd, 2014
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Would like to set up SSH on a Windows computer
Any recommendations for a detailed hand-holding set of information?

I've got putty, but it times out in about 30 seconds.

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From:mneme
Date:April 22nd, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Putty is what I use from windows computers.
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From:nancylebov
Date:April 22nd, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Any ideas about why my sessions end after about 30 seconds?

The message is "Server unexpectedly closed network connection".

Edited at 2014-04-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
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From:mneme
Date:April 22nd, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Do you log in? Or does it time out after 30 seconds of trying to log in?
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From:nancylebov
Date:April 22nd, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
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It accepts the name for nancybuttons.com, but not the password. (I've tried both my new dreamhost password and what I think the old password was for /admin.)
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From:mneme
Date:April 22nd, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Those don't have an overlap with the password -- the users for admin (user managed), dreamhost (dreamhost managed, account setup password, linked to an email address), and ssh/ftp users (dreamhost managed) are entirely separate even if they share the same name.


Confusing, I know.
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From:hazelchaz
Date:April 23rd, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)

putty..exe

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I use PUTTY myself. You're on DH - do you have a Shell account?

Go to panel.dreamhost.com, log in, go to Users:Manage users, make sure that the user account you want to use is a "Shell" account. If you need to, use "edit" to change the password to something you'll remember.
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From:theweaselking
Date:April 23rd, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
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There's nothing wrong with Putty, then. That's something about the far side.
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From:jim_p
Date:April 22nd, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Personally I would install cygwin, then install the ssh component.
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From:nancylebov
Date:April 22nd, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Why do you prefer it?
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From:jim_p
Date:April 23rd, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Being a Linux person myself, cygwin gives me a really nice approximation of a Linux command line session. Pretty much any tool that exists for Linux also exists for Cygwin, and they behave almost exactly the same as their Linux counterparts.
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From:theweaselking
Date:April 23rd, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I would not recommend this unless you specifically want the other Linux tools. There's no advantage to Cygwin's SSH over Putty, and the command line is pretty much by definition less intuitive for a tool you're not going to use all the time.

I mean, I'm glad it works for you, but it's not a route I'd take without troubleshooting why Putty isn't working, first.
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