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SSH Login: No Promt for User ID from Linux

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
The Telnet client is Tera Term. To connect the IP and port (22 for my host 1&1) are used. The terminal ID is VT100 (default).

The connection seems to be made. However, no prompt for user ID. All that is displayed is


with the cursor below. I have never done this before, so I'm probably missing something obvious.

Please let me know if more info is needed.

Thank you.
Question by:bobcann
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Dave Baldwin earned 1336 total points
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That means you're not in SSH mode.  If you were, it would negotiate for a secure connection and you'd get the login prompt.  Which Linux is the user trying to log in from?  Ubuntu?  RedHat?

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It's a PC running Windows XP used to log into a Linux server. I don't know what it is. I'm browsing their control panel, but don't see what Linux it is.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Then try PuTTY http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/, that's what I use.
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woolmilkporc earned 664 total points
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you're obviously using telnet (TTERMPRO) to reach port 22, which is wrong.
You must use TTSSH instead of TTERMPRO.


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Read how to use Teraterm with ssh (TTSSH) here:



Author Closing Comment

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You are all correct. I'm now using Bitvise xTerm with complete success. I tried Putty and it connected, but I could not type my password at the prompt. No doubt some misbehavior on my PC.

Thanks to all.

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