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Re: Using TRAMP on Windows


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Using TRAMP on Windows
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:25:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:50:58 +0200
>> From: Jonathan Groll <address@hidden>
>> 
>> > But TRAMP prompts me for the username when I omit it. I enter the
>> > username and then the password but authentication fails.
>> 
>> It doesn't prompt me for the username.
>
> Perhaps because you defined a fixed user name to use in the PuTTY
> session for that server.  In that case, plink and pscp take the user
> name from there.
>
>> If the username is ommitted, it makes the assumption that the
>> username is the same as the windows domain user.
>
> Which is usually a bad assumption.

Why?

If the user name is omitted I think it's a sane assumption and ties in with how
ssh works for example.



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