[PuTTY]Newbie looking for "csoft"

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by universalbitmapper, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I've installed and configured SSHD on a Debian box, and downloaded
    putty.exe under c:\windows.
    The PuTTY howto writes that I should use "csoft" as connexion, but what
    is it?
    Do I have to create a "csoft" account in the Debian box?
    It should be called a "how not to"!!

    universalbitmapper, Jun 4, 2006
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  2. What "putty howto" is this? I can't see any howto on the putty site and
    the documentation does not contain the word "csoft".

    No, you do not have to create an account "csoft", you can log on with any
    account (although hopefully you've prevented root from being able to log
    on directly).

    Without knowing what this document you are following is I can't guess what
    it means.

    Regards, Ian
    Ian Northeast, Jun 4, 2006
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  3. Seems like he is using something like this:


    as a starting point and misunderstanding what the how-to is saying.


    you just need to have an account on your debian box (a non-root account
    that you made on login, most likely) and enter that in Putty. Putty wil
    also let you configue a profile, so that you can have that account name
    and server ip address saved for future reference, this is where the
    csoft gets mentioned several times, and might be what you are confused
    about. Hope it helps.

    Michael Burns, Jun 8, 2006
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