I recently did an update to my windows 7 machine. Before, I was able to connect to a linux server at school through WinSCP and PuTTY with no issues. Now, I am either booted off after only a minute or so or I cannot connect at all. These are the error messages that I have seen most often:
- "Network error: Software caused connection to abort." PuTTy goes inactive.
- "Warning - Potential security breach. Server's host key does not match the one PuTTY has cached in the registry. etc." Sometimes allows me to enter the username and password. Other times no...When it boots me it tells me that the server unexpectedly lost connection.
- Sometimes it will allow me to enter the username but it will not accept the password and says "Access Denied." Other times it will allow me in but then boot me shortly there after.
- "Host is not communicating for more than 15 seconds. Still waiting." Gives me an option to abort or wait for connection to establish. Sometimes it does, most times it doesn't. Once again if I do manage to get connected at all it boots me shortly there after.
Nothing is wrong with the server computer itself as far as I can tell. Nothing changed there and other people are still able to access with no problem. Therefore it must be my machine and was most likely caused by the windows update. For what reasons could a windows update foul everything up and how can I fix the issue?