I would like to copy from a local machine and paste into vim on a remote box which I am SSH'd into.
I have tried
"+p and "*p, mouse middle-clicking, and a couple other things to no avail :(
Also acceptable (though less convenient) is to just skip vim and pipe clipboard into file.
My problem was that I am using PuttyTray and not Putty, when I tried to do the same thing in Putty it worked -- I didn't think there would be a problem with that.