I know it's not DH's product, but I'm getting nowhere with Putty 0.58 on my XP. I just downloaded it, fired it up, but all I ever get is a Network error. The log looks like:
2005-11-07 15:00:04 Looking up host "kiki.dreamhost.com"
2005-11-07 15:00:04 Connecting to 220.127.116.11 port 22
2005-11-07 15:00:04 Failed to connect to 18.104.22.168: Network error: Connection refused
2005-11-07 15:00:04 Network error: Connection refused
Now I have shell access enabled for my account, and telnet to DH often. Even the telnet side of Putty works for me. Do you suppose my port 22 is blocked at the enterprise firewall or the Windows firewall? ssh to dreamhost works just fine from my UNIX box. There's something very basic about Putty that I'm not seeing. The KB tells me that SSH1 has been phased out, and to use SSH2.
I then followed the applicable instructions at https://www.daml.org/lab/puttycvs.html and generated a private key, but still was unable to get past this network error.