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Re: sshd: public key working, but can't get passwords working

At 7:32 PM -0500 7/29/07, René Berber wrote:
Back to the original problem: did you use ssh-user-config?  (I guess you did
since you had to copy the public key).

No; I'd thought that ssh-user-config was to configure an account that was to be an ssh client (e.g. one within which I'd use ssh to connect to another machine). I copied the public key from another workstation from which I've used ssh public key connections for a number of servers.

What you reported about the log is simple, the password used is not correct...
it should prompt you 3 times and then close the connection; or the configuration
does not allow password authentication, let's check this last one:

In /etc/sshd_config you should have:

#PasswordAuthentication yes
#PermitEmptyPasswords no
#UsePAM no

All three lines are present and commented out (as above).

Thanks, Dan

Daniel T. Griscom   
Suitable Systems    
1 Centre Street, Suite 204    (781) 665-0053
Wakefield, MA  01880-2400

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