ssh keeps asking password
Thu Nov 16 03:31:00 GMT 2000
Joost Kraaijeveld wrote:
> Mmm. I started sshd on the remote machine as root and still it asks for my
Ah, you're asking for a connection from Cygwin to another non-Cygwin
machine, are you? I misinterpreted your question.
> password. The output of ssh -v remotehost is below. Can you give me an idea
> in which direction I have to look for an answer?
I can think of three possible problems (assuming the remote machine is
- The sshd on the remote side blocks RSA authentication completely.
Look into the remote sshd_config file.
- Your Cygwin user name doesn't match your remote user name. Use
the -l option or a Host/User setting in your .ssh/config file.
- The permissions of your home directory, .ssh subdirectory and/or
subordered files are too relaxed for the remote sshd. As a
standard rule, you should make your directories and files not group
and/or world writable and your private key files not group and/or
Hope, that helps,
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