sshd and authorized_keys

Michele Petrazzo
Fri Feb 25 04:03:00 GMT 2005

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>>debug1: trying public key file /ssh/keys/authorized_keys
>>Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for directory /
>>I don't want to modify ownership of / !
>>Is there a method to tell to sshd to don't make control of
>>Or, is there a method for make my idea work?
> Sure.  Move the "ssh" directory one level down, and set the permissions on
> the containing directory appropriately.  E.g.,
> mkdir /private && chmod 755 /private && mv /ssh /private

Why make this? What change if I put ssh into private?

> However, I don't see why you're so resistant with making "/" non-writeable
> for anyone that's not your user...  Since you're the only user on the
> machine, the only other concievable users that would be affected are
> internal Windows users, like "LocalSystem" (a.k.a. SYSTEM), and I can see
> no reason in allowing them to write to "/" (you can always make
> subdirectories of root writeable).

I did't think this!
With only a simple chown Administrator.Administrators / all work ok!

> 	Igor


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