Originally Posted by badbob001
Alternatively, I'm trying the shared key authentication method. I downloaded puttygen and created a ssh-2 rsa key. I saved the private key locally and then export a openSSH formatted key to the kindle's usbnet/etc/authorized_keys.
Apparently puttygen doesn't export keys in the required format. The following link tells you how to edit the puttygen generated file to fix - worked fine for me!!