[GLLUG] ssh and putty(winXP)
sbdataspiller at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 23 23:21:36 EST 2003
Thanks for yours and C. Ulrich's quick reply....
Is there a quick way to determine if the network card supports the
Wake-On-LAN and PXE booting?
I don't have the manuals.
I have a couple different network cards; one of them is a realtech.
From: linux-user-bounces at egr.msu.edu [mailto:linux-user-bounces at egr.msu.edu]
On Behalf Of Matt Graham
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 10:11 AM
To: linux-user at egr.msu.edu
Subject: Re: [GLLUG] ssh and putty(winXP)
On Saturday 22 November 2003 22:36, after a long battle with technology,
Seth Bembeneck wrote:
> I'm trying to set up ssh on my gentoo system. Ssh is running,
You Mean "sshd". ssh is the client, sshd the server. You must have the
server running on a machine before any attempts to use ssh to connect
> 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.
Weird. Look in /var/log/sshd/ to find out the errors sshd is
> I have been reading about DSA and RSA keys. I have generated a DSA
> key using puttygen.exe but how do I get gentoo/ssh to recognize it?
After using ssh-keygen, you'll end up with 2 files, id_dsa.pub and
id_dsa . Take the .pub file and append it to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2
on the machine(s) you want to log in to.
> 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
For a true diskless setup, you need a NIC that does Wake-On-LAN and PXE.
You might not have those on your older machine; look at your NIC's
manual for details. You can always boot a kernel that has NFS support
and /-on-NFS support from a floppy or a CD though. You'll need to make
sure that your other machine is running nfsd and that your NIC is
reasonably fast. Lots of detailed info is available at
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Diskless-root-NFS-other-HOWTO.html , there's
another one about diskless /-NFS but it was written by someone with
minimal command of English. HTH,
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