Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of flukes_on_windows

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    11= Creating SSH keys compatible with PuTTY and ExoGENI = 
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     3While most Unix variants use OpenSSH as client and server, the PuTTY ssh client is probably the most prevalent on Windows systems. 
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     5Flukes can make use of PuTTY's ssh keys for logging into ExoGENI nodes, but some care has to be taken. 
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     7The procedure for creating a PuTTY key to use with ExoGENI is: 
     8 * Launch the PuTTYGen tool; if you do not have it, please download it from here: [http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html] 
     9 * Click the "Generate" button to create a key; you will need to move your mouse around to create entropy for the creation of the key. 
     10 * Copy the contents of the box entitled "Public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys file:", and save these contents into a new, empty text file. In this example, let us save it into "C:\Users\ExampleUser\.ssh\ExampleUser.pub" 
     11 * Click the "Save private key" button, after entering a passphrase for the key (if desired). If you do not enter a passphrase, you will be prompted about whether you are sure you wish to save the key without a passphrase. 
     12 * Save the private key into the location of your choosing. PuTTY private keys are named with a ".ppk" suffix. In this example, we will save it into "C:\Users\ExampleUser\.ssh\ExampleUser.ppk" 
     13 * Edit your .flukes.properties, and set the "ssh.key" and "ssh.pubkey" properties to the paths of your private and public keys, respectively. In the context of this example, we would set "ssh.key=C:/Users/ExampleUser/.ssh/ExampleUser.ppk" and "ssh.pubkey=C:/Users/ExampleUser/.ssh/ExampleUser.pub" 
     14 * Note that, in the example above, we use "/" in paths in the .flukes.properties file, rather than the "\" that is usual on Windows.