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RE: ssh muliple authentication

> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 19:36:53 -0500
> Subject: Re: ssh muliple authentication
> Jody Burnett wrote:
>> Can public key authentication and password authentication be set in the
>> openssh 5.1 that is packaged with cygwin 1.5.25. There is a .patch file on
>> but this is for openssh
>> 4.7. As well i do not know how to install the patch for ssh. Any help is
>> much appreciated.
> You mean the requirements part? If it's part of the vanilla release
> of OpenSSH, then I would say the facility is there. Haven't tried it
> myself though. But I'd recommend trying it with the version available
> from 'setup.exe' before you do much patching of local source. It's
> just easier. ;-)
> -- 
> Larry Hall
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I recall using this approach for a while when the patch was young. By combining
pubkey and password, I got the strength and security of pubkey, and the password
gave me real password for changing users, so I could access shares on other
machines. The latter problem will soon be a thing of the past (Thanks!), so
I'm not sure there is much value in using multiple authentication methods in the
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