sshd Authentication refused

Marvin Kosmal mkosmal at
Tue Jul 13 18:27:21 UTC 2010


If this a new install I do believe you need to regenerate the key.

Try this..

Do a plain ssh  using password.


ssh me at

and it should ask for password.

If that works.  Then you know ssh link is working.



On 7/13/10, David Highley <dhighley at> wrote:
> New install of Fedora 13 we get the following /var/log/secure entry when
> we ssh from a Fedora 12 system to the Fedora 13 system:
> Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file
> /home/dhighley/.ssh/authorized_keys
> We have checked and tried different modes until we are blue in the face.
> Have read the upates notes for openssh and Fedora 13 release. Googled
> the net for know issues and We did check for
> selinux blocks and found none.
> User home directory is auto NFS mounted and we use NIS. This works
> Fedora 12 to Fedora 12.
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