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I am use to using putty and entering a hostname and key file and connecting. This is simple.

I am trying to follow this guide http://www.stackiq.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/AWS_Rocks_EC2_Tutorial_20111004.pdf and am on the step "SSH into the Frontend of your Cluster".

I dont have a mac nor the seen terminal program seen in the tutorial...how do I start a session on my desktop and SSH into the node I have created?

I already tried entering the host name of my server and my keyfile into putty and it is giving me "Server rejected key." Then I used putty to go into an existing separate server I have and tried to SSH into the new server. This accepted the key but then I couldnt do anything else bc it didnt recognize the location of the key on the old server once SSH has changed to the new server.


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Tell us which operating system you are using if it isn't Mac OS X. –  Methos Feb 19 '12 at 4:04
Use the Putty Agent and enable 'agent forwarding' in the Putty session settings. –  Kerrek SB Feb 19 '12 at 4:06
i am using windows 7 –  user1179295 Feb 19 '12 at 4:08
where is that option under? –  user1179295 Feb 19 '12 at 4:08
Connection -> SSH -> Auth –  Kerrek SB Feb 19 '12 at 4:13

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