Stack Exchange Network
Stack Exchange network consists of 181 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.
Visit Stack Exchange
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It only takes a minute to sign up.
Sign up to join this community
Anybody can ask a question
The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
When I open a session in putty to connect to the server, the console asks:
login as: so I type root or another username
then the console ask
email@example.com's password: From here I can't type anything except Entry which brings me to Access denied, all the other keys don't output anything in the console.
asked Jun 16, 2014 at 9:58
15911 gold badge11 silver badge88 bronze badges
The terminal isn't echoing the password or stars in place of the password. Try ignoring what you see and just enter the password. It is very common in unix to turn off echoing when entering passwords.
answered Jun 16, 2014 at 10:06
28.1k22 gold badges2929 silver badges4545 bronze badges