[GLLUG] ssh and putty(winXP)

C. Ulrich dincht at securenym.net
Sun Nov 23 11:35:30 EST 2003

On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 22:36, Seth Bembeneck wrote:
> I’m trying to set up ssh on my gentoo system. Ssh is running, but when
> I try to connect to it using putty on my xp machine, as soon as I
> input my username in putty, putty closes down.

Sounds like putty might be crashing. This is a long shot, but try
running it from a console (a.k.a. DOS box) and see if there are any
helpful messages. You could also try some other SSH clients just to see
what they do. I'm aware of two:

- TeraTerm plus TTSSH

- The non-commercial version of SSH Secure Shell (free for evaluation,
non-commercial, and university use):

> Also, I have been reading about booting diskless computers (or
> computers with small hard drive space) off of linux.
> I have an old computer here and would like to try it out. Can any one
> point me in the right direction on how to set up the server and
> The computer for booting off of the server? I’m using Gentoo as my OS.

If you want to use Gentoo, you might have to set everything up manually.
Look around. Most people here will point you to the Linux Terminal
Server Project (http://www.ltsp.org) and/or the K12Linux project

Hope that helps!

Charles Ulrich

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