PuTTY bug win-pageant-max-connections

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summary: After 30 or so simultaneous PuTTY sessions, Windows Pageant stops working
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
present-in: 0.75
fixed-in: 6e69223dc262755c2cd2a3bba5c188d8fc91943a 11b89407f5d225e461a266a9c7f23299e5314abf (0.76)

In version 0.75, Windows Pageant would stop working after a certain number of PuTTYs (or other PuTTY tools) were active at the same time (typically about 30). Subsequently started PuTTY tools would tend to hang.

This was due to two separate bugs in the new Pageant connection arrangements introduced in 0.75 (pageant-named-pipe):

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2022-05-15 14:15:31 +0100)