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Generate SSH Keys on Windows with PuTTYGen (the PuTTY Key Generator)

To generate SSH public and private key pairs on Windows, one of the easiest tools to use, is the PuTTY Key Generator “puttygen.exe” (which can be downloaded from here). The resulting generated files from the PuTTY Key Generator can be used to set up public key authentication with a remote server, allowing for more secure authentication over normal password based authentication (requires disabling password based authentication). Download the PuTTY Key Generator You can download puttygen from the following url: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html…

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Using SSH Private Key Files with PuTTY

The following guide shows you how to log into a remote server using your private key file. It assumes you already have the associated public key already added into the remote hosts authorized_hosts file. Download PuTTY Download PuTTY if you don’t have it installed yet. You can download PuTTY from the following url: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html Open PuTTY Run Putty. You should be presented with a screen like this: Enter in the host name or IP address of the host you want…

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How to set the PuTTY window title from within Linux

PuTTY is a popular SSH client for a variety of operating systems. You can set up the window title in the configuration options, but sometimes you may want to display your own information in the window title text. PuTTY lets you do this via escape commands. More specifically by using the ^[ (escape) and ^G (bell) escape commands. The ^[ escape code in ansi format is "\033]0;”. The ^G escape code in ansi format is “\007 “. To set the…

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