ssh "Permission denied" on everything

Richard Pickett Richard.Pickett at
Sat Jun 17 05:48:58 UTC 2006

Figured it out. For whatever reasons /etc and /usr had permissions
rwx------ and they should have been rwxr-xr-x


Richard W. Pickett, Jr.
President, CSR Technologies .com, Inc.
Richard.Pickett at
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> Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 9:15 PM
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> Subject: ssh "Permission denied" on everything
> We did a new install of fc4 then yum update and have hit an
> problem
> We `useradd test` on the new machine, then go to another machine and
> test at new_machine. It logs in and gives:
> -bash: /etc/profile: Permission denied
> -bash-3.00$
> then no matter what commands I try to execute they always come up with
> "Permission denied". When we log in as root on the box the commands we
> are trying to execute show that they are rwxr-xr-x, so we should have
> permissions to run the command from any user account, but it just
> doesn't work.
> We've done this exact setup using FC3 on a number of other machines
> without any problems.
> Any ideas?
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