I encountered a weird issue with PuTTY on Windows XP:
I downloaded PuTTY.exe (client) and placed it on my desktop. After configuring it, I successfully connected to the server on port 22.
I then closed PuTTY and moved the PuTTY.exe to a new file directory (any other directory); nothing else was changed. The connection now can't be established, PuTTY reports:
"Network error: connection refused"
When I move PuTTY.exe back to the desktop, it works again.
If I try the same thing on my friend's PC, PuTTY.exe works in all directories; I can place it anywhere and it works.
Why does PuTTY.exe only work in a particular directory on my PC?
Yes PuTTY should work in any directory. I also feel very weired when this happens to me. Somehow I need PuTTY.exe to work in another file directory, so pls help.
I have tried:
- uninstall all firewalls/anti-virus in my PC except Windows XP firewall(non-uninstallable)
- turn off Windows firewall
but no luck.. I also tried add exceptions of PuTTY.exe(new directory), port22(TCP) and port22(UDP) to the Windows firewall, still doesn't work...
Any other way I can change firewall settings? Or any other way I can debug this issue?