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I try to connect to a remote machine through SSH. It works great using SSH from a Linux Machine. But from PuTTY on a Win7 I always get a "Password authentication failed".

In the auth.log of the remote machine I see the failed password logs but I don't understand why.

Any idea what's troubling me ?

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As odd as it sounds... perhaps you ARE typing in your password wrong. Does your linux box and your windows box share the same keyboard layout? Perhaps what you think is a number-sign (#) is actually a british pound sign (£)... or other such oddities.

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You can look at various keyboard mappings here: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964651.aspx –  TheCompWiz Jul 10 '13 at 13:14
    
Yeah. I changed the remote password to something simple and I worked. Weird since I tried to type the password elsewhere. (And I discovered btw some Linux machine got the same problem) –  Matthieu Riegler Jul 10 '13 at 13:21

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