Archive for August 2011

Access Denied in PuTTY 0.61

Published on August 23, 2011

Update: This problem has been fixed in PuTTY 0.62.

Back at the beginning of last month, PuTTY 0.61 was released after four years (!) of development. Since upgrading to this new release, I’ve noticed the occasional “Access Denied” message when connecting to certain Linux systems at work. The odd thing about this message is that it appears between the user ID prompt and the password prompt; in essence, before I even get the chance to log in! Example output looks something like this:

login as: root
Access denied
root@myserver's password:

Making things stranger, I can enter the correct password and log in to the system with no problems. As I found out from a commenter on another blog, it turns out this message is due to a new feature in PuTTY 0.61. To prevent this message from appearing, do the following:

  1. Drill down into the Connection » SSH » Auth » GSSAPI section of your session’s configuration
  2. Uncheck the Attempt GSSAPI authentication (SSH-2 only) option

The phantom access denied message should then go away.

Random Tahoe Photos

Published on August 9, 2011

The final photo album from my trip earlier this summer to California has been posted. This time around, the album is simply a random collection of photos taken in and around the Lake Tahoe area.

Secret Cove Photos

Published on August 5, 2011

The penultimate photo album from my trip to California, Secret Cove, has just been posted. This location was technically in Nevada, and is one of the most beautiful spots along Lake Tahoe. It’s a bit of a hike from the parking area, but is well worth the venture. Be forewarned that clothing is optional at the beach area!

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