Filezilla SSH key not working

Posted August 27, 2021 1.3k views

While following the tutorial found at I encountered an issue when trying to upload the SSH key, getting the error message “could not get reply from fzputtygen” after being prompted for my password.

Is there an issue with the password, maybe a typo when creating it? Or does this message point to another problem?

Any help would be appreciated, I’ve tried to solve this for a while now, but I can’t find a similar problem anywhere.


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I’ve noticed a similar problem reported on the official Filezilla forum here:

The solution that the user reported was to uninstall and reinstall FileZilla Client and tried connecting again.

Let me know how it goes!