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Re: After 1.5.0 upgrade, keeps prompting for ssh username

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 18:48:30 +0200

Ed Avis wrote:
> I have fixed this problem. It turned out that plink itself, run from the
> command line, also prompted for a username.
>
> I had changed the default settings in Putty to give hostname linux01. When I
> deleted this and put the default settings back to the Putty factory default,
> things started working again.
>
> I conjecture that this is because plink searches through the Putty settings for
> the first configuration that has the hostname you wanted. In this case there
> were two such configurations: one I had set up with hostname linux01 and an
> auto-login username, but also the default settings. It found the default
> settings first. But the Putty default settings do not allow you to specify an
> auto-login username (I think it gets wiped when you press 'Save').
>
> Why this coincided with the TortoiseSVN 1.5.0 upgrade is unclear. It might be
> that an older version of tortoiseplink behaved differently. Or it could be
> entirely unrelated.
>
> I think there may be a couple of bugs to be fixed in Putty upstream:
>
> - When you try to save overwriting the Default Settings, it should not silently
> blank out the auto-connect username or other settings. It should instead prompt
> you to delete these yourself before allowing you to save.
>
> - plink should scan all the Putty configurations to find those matching the
> hostname given, rather than taking the first. If there is more than one match
> it should give an error.
>

Thanks for reporting back!
Maybe we should add this to our SSH guide? Simon?

Stefan

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Received on 2008-07-03 18:49:17 CEST

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