I normally do an ssh or scp connection between Unix boxes and I now need to do it through a WinXP box. I've generated the 2048 bit RSA (SSH2) keys using puTTYgen and uploaded the public key to the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the Unix box.
Now when I use WinSCP3 (version 3.7.6) I enter the host name and user name. I enable agent forwarding and start pageant and load my private .ppk key into it.
I choose the scp protocol, click Login, and I get the usual warning message. When I hit enter to start working the password window pops up.
The only difference is that I use ssh not ssh2 on my Unix box to Unix box connections, while I'm using ssh2 keys for the XP to Unix connection. Could the Unix box be rejecting the private key when I try to connnect from XP? If so, does that mean the Unix box I'm using isn't using OpenSSH? I did try to us ssh1 encryption but WinSCP says there's an SSH1 issue when trying to connect via the SCP protocol.