PuTTY wish auth-pref

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summary: Preference order for authentications
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.

Ability to select a preference order of authentications, like we can already do for ciphers. This would be particularly useful for servers (like OpenSSH) which limit the number of authentication attempts allowed, since it saves us wasting attempts on methods that the user knows will fail. See errors-toomanyauth in the manual.

It would be nice to have some way for the user to say "skip to next authentication method" at run-time. (Control-C? Control-D?)

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)