bzr+ssh on Windows?

Maritza Mendez martitzam at
Sun Aug 22 17:06:25 BST 2010

Ok.  I finally stopped fighting myself long enough to think about what
must be happening.  :)   Apparently ubuntu provides an ssh-agent by
default (?) so I set up pageant and everything is good.  The nice
thing about putty is that my users will not need cygwin to generate
their keys.

I realize that this is offtopic now.  Thank you all for your
indulgence as well as your help.  I am going to write up my notes and
see if they might be helpful to add to the wiki.


On 8/22/10, Maritza Mendez <martitzam at> wrote:
> Yes I am aware of the ssh agent approach and pageant in particular.
> I'm sure that works well.  But it is one more piece of software to set
> up and support for my teams workflow.  I have dozens of potential
> users on windows boxes and I need them focused on their work, not on
> the tools. I'm actually not sure how much an ssh agent would help
> anyway because on  windows  I'm not even being prompted once for my
> passphrase. So my preference is to figure out how my windows ssh/rsa
> environment differs from linux and address the issue directly.
> Thanks
> ~M
> On 8/22/10, Eugene Wee <crystalrecursion at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Maritza Mendez <martitzam at>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi again.  Thanks to your help today, I have my linux boxes all happy
>>> using
>>> bzr+ssh to access a remote repository.  Cool.
>>> Now I want to get my Windows boxes doing the same.  I know there are
>>> some
>>> cygwin users here, so I'm hoping you can help me out.
>> Have you considered using the pageant ssh agent from PuTTY instead?
>> You can import the keys from your Linux box, or generate new ones
>> using PuTTYgen. It looks like the wiki page that you linked to already
>> mentions this option.
>> Regards,
>> Eugene Wee

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