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Re: help with Windows XP key authentication connection

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: help with Windows XP key authentication connection
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:56:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

George Oliver <address@hidden> writes:

> hi, I'm running into problems trying to use Tramp for the first time
> with native Windows Emacs, it seems to get stuck at a password
> prompt. I've read various examples of successful use with Windows, but
> nothing with native Emacs and key authentication, so I'm hoping
> someone can help.
> Here is the relevant part of my .emacs:
> (setq tramp-default-method "plinkx")
> (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (setq tramp-password-end-of-line "\r\n")
> (setq tramp-verbose 10)
> I have a Putty session saved with my host, user, and private key. Then
> in Emacs when I 'C-x C-f /<session-name>:<file>', it seems to open the
> connection, then in the minibuffer is:
> Passphrase for /plinkx:ergodic:gmk:

This looks strange: three times ":".

> I can type the password, but it immediately asks for it again; I have
> to kill the Emacs process manually at this point, C-g leaves an
> unresponsive Emacs.
> I can connect OK from the Windows shell, e.g.
> C:\Documents and Settings\george\My Documents>plink ergodic-gmk
> Using username "gmk".
> Passphrase for key "imported-openssh-key":
> Last login: Thu Jun 2 01:49:23 2011 from
> ←]0;address@hidden: address@hidden:~$

Here you have "ergodic-gmk".

Although using Pageant helped you (as proposed in another message), it
is a little bit confusing here.

> thanks for any help, George

Best regards, Michael.

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