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Establishing putty session with local Windows 7 machine

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DeputyDogg, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. DeputyDogg

    DeputyDogg Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2009

    I have only a basic understanding of networking and I am trying to rectify this by setting up a small network at home to play with. I have created a VM using VMware Player and installed a Red Hat image. Using putty, installed on my local Windows 7 OS, I am able to SSH to this VM. However, I am unable to putty to the Windows machine, instead getting a "Network error: Software caused connection abort" error. I saw a thread suggesting I set "Seconds between keepalives" to 5 seconds (default was 0 - i.e. off), but this had no effect.

    Any thoughts on what I am missing? Probably something simple as I so new to this.
    Please let me know if you need more information.

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