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Hey. I've been using PuTTY to SSH into my Mac a bunch. When I did that I got the screen: login as: username, Using keyboard-interactive authentication, Password: Which worked fine. But after I tried using a mac Veency app (Screens) and making NO MAJOR CHANGES, it has the prompt Using username "username".,'s password: and won't accept my (correct) password.

What could have caused this? Does it have to do with the prompt change? How do I change it all back?


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There are two ways Putty can have the username embedded for logging in.

  1. In the connect string - such as "username@ww.xx.yy.zz" instead of just "ww.xx.yy.zz"

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  1. In the configuration - there is a setting for who to connect as.

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Note the two radio buttons - if that is set to use the system username instead of to prompt it will result in your problem happening.

So there's three possibilities - you have username@... in the connect string, a username in the configuration box, or it is set to not prompt but use your local username.

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Nevermind, My ip address was e.g. instead of the interesting thing is it WAS ....xx1, but changed to ....xx2. Thanks anyway. – JShoe Apr 6 '11 at 21:04

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