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# Solving TortoiseSVN, SVN+SSH, Putty and Plink Chaos

By LEONARD MCGAVIN
Published: December 7, 2008

Using the SVN+SSH protocol scheme should be a simple matter for TortoiseSVN and Putty. Strangely the web is littered with people having a lot of trouble connecting to SVN repositories with few solutions to be found. This article is bit of a troubleshooting guide and based on a number of assumptions that are listed at the end of the article.

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1. Webmaster Code Promo on July 28, 2009

Thanks Luke, you saved my day. I was getting crazy with the TortoisePlink.exe and Plink.exe network error: "Connection refused";

Thanks to the magical -v option, I understood that I too had a default session, and that plink was ignoring the one provided on the command line :-(

It's now working, thanks a lot!

2. Johny on April 14, 2010

Thanks man, helped me a lot - I deleted the hostname in the Default Settings in PuTTY, now Plink doesnt ignore the hostname at the command line.

3. Dara on October 16, 2010

Thanks so much for help. I was getting the "FATAL ERROR: Network error: Connection refused" error as well. Spent almost an hour trying to figure it out. Finally I cleared the default settings as you suggested and it works like a charm.

4. Lennart on March 5, 2013

I also had to ensure Putty's Default Settings had "SSH" selected (and empty host name) to get rid of the error.

Thanks for the tips

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