SSH – Putty Clear Cache

For all those of you who have been trying to clear Putty’s cache of host fingerprints (Windows) for development or testing, here is the answer:

1. Open the registry (regedit)
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\SshHostKeys

There you should see Putty’s cache of host keys.
The ‘name’ column tells you which key is for which server.
For example, it will have the format of @ : [rsa2@22:]

3. Delete the rows that you need and presto!

That’s all there is to it.

Reference : Clear Putty Cache

GitLab Installation on Ubuntu Server 12.04

For the people not knowing what GIT is or what it’s used for here’s a link to read about it What is GIT. This post wouldn’t have been possible if it was not for the work done by the community at GitLab . Please donate to this project.


This installation was done on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. A clean install was done with no extra packages installed with the base installation. The server is setup on a VM running on VMWare ESX4.

The installation consists of 6 steps: