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 ?


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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