Max Private Key Passphrase Length?

July 18, 2015 1.7k views

Ok, getting a little frustrated right now. I have gone through all the tasks of generating an SSH key several times because the shell keeps crashing on me. I hope somone can explain this.

Here's what I did.

  • Generated a private & public key pair
  • Also created private key passphrase
  • Saved both public and private keys
  • Setup PUTTY client exactly as outlined on a post on the DO website

I am able to connect to the IP ...

I get teh prompt to type in a my private key passphrase

I enter it in (no, I'm not fat-fingering it, it's pasted)

When I hit enter, the putty client just quits alltogether. WHAT?

I don't get it!

What's going on?

What's the max private key passphrase length. I have a long passphrase. Would that crash the putty client? Any ideas?

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