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Don't Know How To Login Via Putty

I’m on Windows 10, 64 bit with the 64 bit Ubuntu Droplet.

I set everything up on Putty, but then I press “open” and try to enter the info, and it won’t let me paste anything and once I type in the IP address and press enter, it won’t let me type or paste in the password. Any help please? Thank you so much.


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@jtittle

Ah, dang. I created a droplet in order to bypass the choke my network is putting on my torrents. My internet speed is 23 mbps and torrents only download at 100 kbps.

@tyfrankel

After you create a sudo user on your Droplet? If that’s what you’re asking, no, not at all :-). The only time you’d need to restart your actual PC/Mac is if you’re prompted to do so. The only time you’d need to restart your Droplet is pretty much the same, only if prompted or instructed otherwise.

Once a sudo user is created on the Droplet, when you run commands such as:

sudo apt-get update

You’ll be asked for that users password to complete the command. Once the password is verified, it’ll execute.

@jtittle Thank you so much for the help.

When I press “Open” to open Putty, it says “log in as:”. What am I supposed to put there? I put my Windows account name – Ty, and it keeps saying access denied. Then I tried just pasting in the IP address and putting the password in, but it keeps saying access denied.

Ty