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Re: tortoisesvn/putty public key authentication - invalid port

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-05 10:40:21 CEST

On 9/5/06, Allen Curtis <acurtis@onz.com> wrote:
> I am trying to configure TortoiseSVN to log into a SVN repository using SSH
> key authentication. Essentially I am trying to implement the SSH
> authentication and configuration tricks as described in chapter 6 of the SVN
> Book.
>
> Steps taken:
> 1. Download and install TortoiseSVN 1.3.5
> 2. Generated RSA2 public and private keys via puttygen.exe
> 3. Installed the public key on the Linux SVN server
> 4. Created a Putty session that uses the appropriate private key
> 5. Verified that the putty session works correctly, no login or password
> required

How did you verify this?

> 6. Configured TortoiseSVN to use Putty as its SSH client
>
> Problems:
> 1. svn+ssh://MySession/repos
> Generates an "Invalid Port" message from Putty

Please tell us the *exact* message you get. I'm sure it's not just
"Invalid Port" but something more.

> 2. Changed SVN client to TortoisePlink.exe
> Generates "Unable to write to standard output" message
> 3. Changed /etc/services port 3690 to SSH
> No change...
>
> My assumption is that TortoiseSVN causing Putty to use a port other than 22.

http://www.ethereal.com/
you can use this sniffer app to check which port putty tries to use.

Stefan

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