still having problems with rsa keys for ssh

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Fri Jul 27 17:18:12 UTC 2007

Scott Berry wrote:
> I am still having problems getting rsa keys to match from putty and
> putting it on the linux server.  I have tried chmodding the
> directory as 700 which Todd suggested and the file authorized_keys
> as 600.  I also tried doing the authorized_keys as a chmod 644 as
> well with no luck.  Any ideas?

Perhaps you can post what you're adding to authorized_keys so we can
see the format.  If I had to guess, I'd say that perhaps the format of
your keys is not what ssh needs.

You might also get some useful help by setting the LogLevel parameter
in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to DEBUG, reloading sshd, and then tailing
/var/log/secure (and maybe /var/log/messages?) during a login attempt.

Todd        OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL:
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