sshd Authentication refused
dhighley at highley-recommended.com
Wed Jul 14 13:57:52 UTC 2010
"Rick Sewill wrote:"
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> > The keys work except for ssh Fedora 12 -> Fedora 13. If you ssh
> > Fedora 13 -> Fedora 12 or ssh Fedora 12 -> Fedora 12 they work. If you
> > provide a password when sshing Fedora 13 -> Fedora 12 it works. Just
> > need to solve the issue of needing to provide a password.
> I assume ssh Fedora 13 -> Fedora 13 works.
We only have one system running Fedora 13 so I'm not able to do this
> Could you compare the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file on Fedora 12 with the
> /etc/ssh/sshd_config file in Fedora 13? Just guessing, but perhaps
> there is some option in the Fedora 13 sshd_config that needs tweaking.
Did this and only found comment differences.
> I looked at http://www.openssh.org/faq.html
> The faq said,
> "3.14 - I copied my public key to authorized_keys but public-key
> authentication still doesn't work.
> Typically this is caused by the file permissions on $HOME, $HOME/.ssh or
> $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys being more permissive than sshd allows by
Yes, that would be an issue if we had done any copying, need to preserve
permissions and selinux acls.
> In this case, it can be solved by executing the following on the server.
> $ chmod go-w $HOME $HOME/.ssh
> $ chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys $ chown `whoami`
Tried all of this before posting this query and still did not work.
> If this is not possible for some reason, an alternative is to set
> StrictModes no in sshd_config, however this is not recommended."
> I am wondering what happens if you put "StrictModes no" in the
> Fedora 13 /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. This would only be for a test.
> They specifically said they do not recommend doing this so I wouldn't
> leave this option set this way, but I'm curious what happens.
Ran this test and it works.
> Clarification please: is it true public key authentication doesn't work,
> Fedora 12 -> Fedora 13? Does password authentication work,
> Fedora 12 -> Fedora 13?
Yes, public key fails and password works. This is looking like the issue
described in this bug report:
The difference being Samba is not involved.
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