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I recently got a box on prgmr. Excited, I tried to login using my username password in KiTTY (which is basically an improved PuTTY) and got the following error, shown in the screenshot.

Now, I can connect fine when using a Linux terminal. The authentication in this case is a little different because, after successful authentication it shows a menu with a number of options that you can select to start/stop/restart the server etc.

I googled a little and came to know that its something to do with Kerberos and authentication and I need to enable some settings in the SSH > Auth section of KiTTY. I tried enabling/disabling and tried everything in general, but still getting this error.

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GSSAPI Settings in KiTTY

Any help is much appreciated


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Which authentication method is your server using: password or public key? Please give us the output when you connect from Linux? – quanta Sep 15 '11 at 13:03
its using public key – detj Sep 15 '11 at 13:39
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It sounds like you haven't specified the private key for authentication:

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Thanks a bunch! That was pretty stupid! – detj Sep 15 '11 at 15:05

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