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Old 7th June 2009
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Default ssh and PuTTY Configuration

I'm trying to configure PuTTY . . .running on a Windoze box to connect to FreeBSD. The PuTTY Configuration asks for a "Private key file for authentication", for example, E:\user\XYZ\ssh\id_rsa . . .simply a path to a file on the Windoze box.

Given the contents of the .\id_rsa file similar as follows (I've intentionally omitted and altered data for this example):

-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED
DEK-Info: DES-EDE3-CBC,0973EX1F93B72DF7

CZq9VSOMwM1bGg3oqH5mOSSxDfH26sGKe12HOBgrew92EUyRfP QcqNbkuynH3P7z
l/X9sox6fIo1puIf5jK/aGkTpwQHyyxGHFodHPGiokjJa5f8FRpuPfVkN+y837Pr
(lines omitted here)
bsi55+lRoUGW7OXVPCiwdKmrwU9xqj/3kZtA5u6r1UpkGBjjLVMdH8QdxYaIIFgG
178SSrx8RvOdoKTiuByY4VLCE1RPG9om2F3uUGBo4+38+c9IUs KtHQ==

-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----


. . .I don't know exactly what the PuTTY system is looking for ...just that it's not connecting. Should the id_rsa file in the Windoze directory be edited to include only the key string as I've indicated in red, or include the Proc-Type and DEK-Info strings, too. Additionally, should the line feeds at the end of each line in the key string be removed?

Thanks,
RW
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