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Re: Tramp completely freezes Emacs with OpenSSH on Windows

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Tramp completely freezes Emacs with OpenSSH on Windows
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:13:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Nick Clifford <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,

Hi Nick,

> I just installed Emacs on my Windows machine for remote file editing
> using Tramp. However, I noticed than whenever I try to connect to a
> remote server (C-x C-f /ssh:home:), Tramp just displays "Opening
> connection for home using ssh... \" and completely hangs Emacs. I
> can't pull up the debug buffer with (setq tramp-verbose 10) since the
> entire application freezes. Additionally, C-g or any other kind of
> interrupt doesn't work. Connecting to the remote server normally via
> the command-line works fine. 
> I'm using Win32-OpenSSH and the ssh and scp executables are both in my
> My ~/.ssh/config:
> Host home
>         HostName xx.xx.xx.xx
>         IdentityFile ~/.ssh/home_rsa
>         User nick
>         Port xx

Before we try to analyze this, just one question: are you bound to ssh?
It is known to have problems under MS Windows, see the Tramp manual for

Most people use PuTTY, when running Tramp from MS Windows. Would this be
an option for you?

Best regards, Michael.

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