Default values for *plink can be set using PuTTY. If a user makes
telnet the default in PuTTY this breaks ssh clones in git.

Since git clones of the type user@host:path use ssh, tell *plink
to use ssh and override PuTTY defaults for the protocol to use.

Signed-off-by: Sven Strickroth <>
 connect.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/connect.c b/connect.c
index 49e56ba..d337b6f 100644
--- a/connect.c
+++ b/connect.c
@@ -625,6 +625,8 @@ struct child_process *git_connect(int fd[2], const char 
                if (!ssh) ssh = "ssh";
                *arg++ = ssh;
+               if (putty)
+                       *arg++ = "-ssh";
                if (putty && !strcasestr(ssh, "tortoiseplink"))
                        *arg++ = "-batch";
                if (port) {
Best regards,
 Sven Strickroth
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