I've been trying to setup Cygwin to connect to github, but I've been having some issues. I'm on Windows 8, and I know that there's a problem in Cygwin on Windows 8 with the user groups and whatnot. I'm pretty sure I've fixed that already though. At the very least, I can change the permissions for any file properly now. Anyways, this is the output I get from Cygwin
ssh -vT firstname.lastname@example.org OpenSSH_6.2p2, OpenSSL 1.0.1e 11 Feb 2013 debug1: Connecting to github.com [126.96.36.199] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: identity file /.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: identity file /.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.2 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-6+squeeze1+github12 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-6+squeeze1+github12 pat OpenSSH_5* debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Server host key: RSA 16:27:ac:a5:76:28:2d:36:63:1b:56:4d:eb:df:a6:48 debug1: Host 'github.com' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Trying private key: /.ssh/id_ecdsa debug1: No more authentication methods to try. Permission denied (publickey).
Something interesting when I run this:
$ ssh-add -l Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.
I'll also point out that I can use git just fine on Powershell.