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SSH connection (3 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by Russell
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from Russell
  • Russell Member

    I'm trying to connect to a Bluehost account via SSH. Bluehost allows me to create a Private Key id_rsa file or convert that to a PPK file (which seems to be something for PuTTY). Whichever I use the error message says "Server responded - Line 2: garbage at end of line"

    The rsa file displays:

    Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED
    DEK-Info: xxxxx
    -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

    Does this file need to be converted somehow?

    Also, I gather I need to use my cPanel account name rather than an username. And do I need to specify a port number. If so which one?

    I'm not an expert in this area so just hunting around for something that works.

    Edited 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    Could you contact me at ? I'd like to gather more information about your setup.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Russell Member

    It turns out there was an error in the config file on the local mac. There was a space in the path to the private key location (the folder name needed an underscore between words). Perhaps the Line 2 refers to the config file rather than the private key file.

    Posted 3 years ago #


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