sshd Authentication refused

jack craig jcraig at
Tue Jul 13 19:49:38 UTC 2010

On 07/13/2010 11:16 AM, David Highley 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.
Hi David,

I use this feature of ssh a lot.

i like to debug as, ...

ssh user at host date

so it fails...  now try,

ssh -v -v -v user at host date

what does this tell you?

Jack Craig
Software Engineer
831.461.7100 x120

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