I created a EC2 instance using the standard Ubuntu 10.04 AMI. I created a private key and named it EC2-priv.ppk
Now I need to connect to the instance from my Ubuntu 9.10 desktop. I'm having some problem with authentication. I tried ssh-add but it didn't work.
I downloaded PuTTY and it worked, but I want to connect using terminal and Nautilus.
-- Also, is there any way to make the private-key authentication unnecessary? I think it would be convenient if I could just use the username and password to log in.