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Open Source Windows SSH Client Delivers Security Boost

Sep 13, 2010, 22:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"The Windows SSH client PuTTY is incredibly useful; even more useful is setting it up with a private/public keypair.

"First, use PuTTYgen (available from the download page) to generate a new keypair. Specify a password, and save both parts of the keypair. Paste the public part (shown in the Puttygen window) into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on your remote host, and save the file.

"Now, open the PuTTY configuration window; load the config for your remote host (create and save it if necessary)."

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