TortoiseSVN & PuTTY Internal Error

Recently I installed TortoiseSVN on a Windows Vista machine (though from reading different sources on the Internet, it applies to all platforms TortoiseSVN runs on, like Windows XP) and I was presented with the following error message when trying to connect to a repository over SSH (that is, svn+ssh):

PuTTY Internal Error - Invalid Port Number

I was looking around the Internet trying to find the solution, and after a bit stumbled upon the answer on some random forum. The error appears to be in the way in which TortoiseSVN calls PuTTY. The solution is to open the settings for TortoiseSVN and then go to the Network pane and under the SSH section, make sure the SSH client box is empty and does not have the path to PuTTY.

TortoiseSVN Settings

If you were wondering this applies to PuTTY 0.60 and TortoiseSVN 1.5.5 build 14361.

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