Problem with ssh using RSA authentication on Windows 7



Problem with ssh using RSA authentication on Windows 7

I am working on a 64-bit windows 7 machine.

I have installed ssh on my machine through cygwin.

I am trying to connect an XP machine to this windows7 machine through SSH using RSA authentiation..I am proceeding as follows:

1. On the XP machine, I create an RSA public/private key pair using the command

ssh-keygn -t rsa

following 2 files get created at ~/.ssh/ location :

id_rsa and

2. Next I copy the file on my windows7 machine.

3. Then I append the contents of to the file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the windows7 machine.

cd ~/.ssh

cat >> authorized_keys

chmod 600 authorized_keys

chmod 755 ~/.ssh

4. I restart the sshd service on this machine

5. I try to ssh from the XP machine to the win7 machine.

I am observing the following output:




debug1: Offering public key: /home/Administrator/.ssh/id_rsa

debug2: We sent a public key packet, wait for reply

connection closed by xx.xx.xx.xx

Plz help!!!!!!!!!!!

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Prague, Czechia

Re: Problem with ssh using RSA authentication on Windows 7

Please post a full log file showing the problem.

To generate log file, enable logging, log in to your server and do the operation and only the operation that causes the error. For posting extensive logs you may use pastebin or similar application. Note that passwords and passphrases not stored in the log. You may want to remove other data you consider sensitive though, such as host names, IP addresses, account names or file names (unless they are relevant to the problem). If you do not want to post the log publicly, you may email it to me. You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile. Please include link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have emailed the log.

Martin Prikryl

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