I have a key that I converted and works fine with Putty.
I have tried these formats:
ssh -p 1111 -i id_rsa firstname.lastname@example.org ssh -i id_rsa -p 1111 email@example.com
The key is in the same folder as the MobaXTerm executable.
[chip.client] $ ssh -p 1111 -i id_rsa firstname.lastname@example.org -v Warning: Identity file id_rsa not accessible: No such file or directory. OpenSSH_5.6p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8r 8 Feb 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to 192.168.0.9 [192.168.0.100] port 1111. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/chip/.ssh/id_rsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/chip/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu7 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu7 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.6 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 email@example.com debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 firstname.lastname@example.org debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: checking without port identifier Warning: Permanently added '[192.168.0.100]:1111' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /home/chip/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: No more authentication methods to try. Permission denied (publickey). [01/09/2011 - 09:15.38] ~