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Kent Davis
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 3:40 pm:   

I have WebMO Pro set up on a linux box and have set up one remote server to another linux box with no problems. However, I'm trying to set-up a windows machine as a second remote server. I have successfully set up public key authentication for passwordless entry between the server and the windows machine. When I use the webmo administration screen, however, I'm told that it cannot connect and to verify passwordless ssh. Any thoughts as to the problem here?
Kent Davis
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Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 5:49 pm:   

More information to add to my previous question...
Looking at the ssh log suggests that I'm making a successful public key connection when attempting to setup the remote server but disconnection follows immediately. When doing ssh outside of the WebMO interface the disconnection only happens when I choose to close the connection.
JR Schmidt
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Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 30
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 6:33 pm:   

Unfortunately, WebMO Pro cannot use a Windows machine as a remote SERVER. (You can install WebMO Pro on the Windows machine, and use the Linux machines as remote servers).

This is simply because the SSH server is not generally available on Windows, and thus I did not originally support it. It is also more difficult to remote control a Windows machine via the command line, which also causes some issues. Although this may be technically possible in the future, it would requires some tweaks that are simply not in the code as of yet.

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