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Re: Security of Debian SuX0r?

On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 09:03:10PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 08:06:20PM -0400, Jonathan D. Proulx wrote:
> > 
> > Anything less than 700 breaks RSA authentication for ssh.  A point to
> > consider though I'll gladly concede that anyone using RSA keys ought
> > to know what permissions they want on their home directory and how to
> > change them.
> wrong, ssh only cares if the home directory is *WRITABLE* by other
> users then the owner, not if its readable.  
> my home directory is mode 710 and ssh works fine, on other systems my
> home is mode 755 and ssh still works fine (all with RSA auth and
> StrictModes yes)

Actually, sshd only cares about ~/.ssh and ~/.ssh/authorized_keys and that
they're not group or world writable.


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