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SSH problem, server rejects my admin password

Ok from Linux machine, not from wins

     
9:20 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This is quite strange
from my Ubuntu machine using a terminal and command line I have no problem to login and initiate a SSH session
but for years I have also used Putty on wins
well, on three different machines using putty (and even another one that I since removed and cannot remember its name!)
my admin password is always rejected.

What do you think is going on?
thanks for any input.

<edit reason> Adding to post</edit>
This is not happening on my dedicated server, but on a very decent VPS with total root control
9:29 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Can you compare settings such as

passive mode
proxy
tunnel
ssh-1 or 2


Can you try something other than putty. winscp?
12:33 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There are two ways to enter a password over an SSH connection. In the simplest method the password is sent in clear text over the line. In the other method a challenge response system is used to verify the password. Your wins client may not be configured to use the password authentication method accepted by the server.
1:09 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@Frank_Rizzo, Good point I will try.

@lammert, this sounds like a very good suggestion;
I am using Putty, I tried to look for any sort of settings but to no avail, it does not look like there is any config in that range in Putty
1:31 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Via the connection you can open, check the system logs (/var/log/secure) for any clues - or enable logging if it isn't already.

This is a stupid question, but are you really sure you are connecting to the right machine? Are you using a custom port for ssh?
12:56 pm on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@encyclo
You might be on something, even in Linux if I cd var/log/faillog I got a denied permission
so maybe something is set with only limited permissions?
From there I do not know how to figure it out

@Frank_Rizzo
tried SSH1 too, to no avail!

thanks
10:19 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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More of the same:

No way to get a SSH session from Winds
tried a few SSH applications, tried from three machines.

Support is telling that they even tried it from outside of their network and it works.
But not for me!
I noticed something strange, maybe you could shed some light on that one; If I initiate a SFTP session go to etc/php.ini I can this time reach it but cannot rename, mod it or whatever I always got permission denied.
On another server with the same ISP I was able to mod my php.ini from SFTP
so does that fact rings a bell?
thanks
 

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