I am a programmer by profession who knows just enough Linux to get by. Four or five times a day I have to SSH into a Linux server and I always use Putty as my client. I always work at a fevered pace and I often misspell my username when prompted. I have since created PEM/PPK for the more visited servers but before that I could not figure out how or why I could not escape the endless password prompts that results from an incorrect username.
Can anyone explain to me if I this "back to username" functionality exists. If so how do I use it, and if not is there any technical explanation of why it is no offered? To clarify, this is the workflow I am talking about
- Open Putty and enter the server's IP address
- Click "Open" to start the session
- SSH daemon starts and prompts me for username
- I enter and incorrect username
- SSH prompts for password
At this point I am stuck. Either I click out and start over from step 1, or I enter an endless stream of "incorrect passwords".... misnomers in this case for "incorrect username".