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problem with Windows 7 ssh client

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so after having windows xp 64 bit for so long i decided to install windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. ive never had problems with putty and connecting ssh or anything with windows xp. now i notice 2 things. i cannot ssh if it does work once i log out of the server i cannot ssh back in. i assume my computer is leaving my server with a bad taste in its mouth, in so many words. i also noticed today that i can ping anything but my server. both of these machines are behind the same gateway. please help asap
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I'm not sure as to what the problem is at this point, but have you tried running putty in compatibility mode to see if the behavior changes?
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It might be a problem with the SSH host key which is stored by Putty in the Windows registry.

Backup your registry, as a precaution.

Run regedit
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\SshHostKeys
Find the RSA or DSA key associated with your server, right click it and select Delete

Try connecting again
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If the firewall is on, try turning it off just to see if it works better.. if so, probably a firewall settings tweak

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Once you exit PuttY, try running:
putty -cleanup
before starting it again, and see if that helps.
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by:Taurustech
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jeremycrussell:
so far ive ran it in compatibility mode and ive been able to steadily connect the issue is not intermitent but only on 1 of the servers i decided to reinstall that server due to other issues anyway. but i will find out if i have the same issue once the install is done so im going to keep the question open till i find out.
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Been using Putty on the x64 versions of both Vista and Windows 7 for a couple of years, without issue, what firewall are you using?
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im not sure which one did it but im now working ok no problem.
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