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I'm using Windows x64 and I'm not able to make msysgit to work using pagent authentication.

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The problem is that:

 plink -v -a -ssh git@github.com git version
 FATAL ERROR: Network error: Connection timed out
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As silly at it may seam the reason for this problem is that plink will use the default hostname/ip from the Default Settings and will ignore command line parameters.

The solution is to remove hostname/ip from Default settings.

Also if you fail to connect due to fingerprint you should first connect one time using putty in order to store the fingerprint, just run putty git@github.com.

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I don't have a ip or hostname set in PuTTY default settings but I still have this issue. from win7, plink can't connect to my server boopsie by hostname - it's appending .home and going to a totally different ip: > c:\me>plink -v me@boopsie > Looking up host "boopsie.home" > Connecting to 67.220.66.112 port 22 But command line works fine: c:\me>ping boopsie Pinging boopsie[192.168.1.2] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 –  lonstar Mar 11 '13 at 23:04
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