--- Josh Paetzel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I'm trying to use putty on my FBSD 6.1-R box to
> access another FreeBSD 
> box.  I can get in fine using the command line ssh
> client but when I 
> attempt to use putty I get the following error:
> Unable to use key file
> "/usr/home/jpaetzel/.ssh/id_rsa" (OpenSSH SSH-2 
> private key)
> Can anyone point out to me what I am doing wrong?
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Josh Paetzel
> _______________________________________________

I'm pretty sure putty uses a different form of
encryption with their key files. I know they do in the
Windows version anyway. They have a tool you can use
to convert your key into something putty likes. Try to
find putty-keygen or something along those lines;
perhaps as a separate port. 

I've had issues like this connecting to my FreeBSD
boxes from Windows with putty, but ultimately found a
way to import the BSD key into puttys format with
their key-generator program.

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