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Re: problem with the Tortoise ssh -pw password option

From: Russ Sherk
Subject: Re: problem with the Tortoise ssh -pw password option
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 09:01:28 -0400

On 13 Jul 2005 19:00:09 -0700, Ed <address@hidden> wrote:
> I know this is an insecure method, but I'm going crazy typing in my
> password every 2 seconds, and the pageant, puttygen, option keeps
> referring to Sourceforge example. The other examples I found didn't
> work for setting up public keys on the cvs server I'm using. but anyway
> So, it's bad when the 'lazy man's' alternative also craps out.
> My setup is:
> Tortoise 1.8.17
> Tools > ssh params > -l "%u" "%h" -pw mycvspassword
Try removing the -l %u %h.  In winCVS the username and host is handled
by the CVSROOT thingie.  (e.g. :ext:address@hidden:/cvs/root).  Mind
you, I have not used Tortise so I don't know how it sets up the
> The reponse is an alert box:
> PuTTY Fatal Error
> Unable to authenticate
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Ed
> "Too lazy to do all this? There is an alternative solution, which is
> insecure as it keeps your password in plaintext on your machine. Go to
> TortoiseCVS Preferences -> SSH -> SSH parameters and set the value to
> -pw password."
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