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OpenSSH Keys and Putty

> It's important to note that putty uses the ssh v1 protocol, which has
> a major flaw in its CRC calculation. Because of this, the v1 protocol
> isn't any more secure than telnet. 

PuTTY has supported SSH v2 for a long time (at least in the development
snapshots, I think for a few months in the official releases), just FYI.

Brian J. Conway
bconway at

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