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Re: ssh and shosts file

In article <debian-user.19971209110303.63001@yallara.cs.rmit.edu.au>, you wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 1997 at 09:34:10AM -0500, Dale Martin wrote:
> > And, if you still have problems, study the output of "ssh -v" very closely.
> > It's about the only way to figure out what's wrong when ssh is unhappy.
> Hmmm. Just tried this. ssh -v tells me that remote rhosts authentication
> was disabled due to bad perms on my home directory at the other end,
> but my directory is "drwxrwx--x", which is perfectly correct
> (group read/write/execute due to Debian's use of user groups,
> and world execute for public_html access). Is this an ssh bug?

Not as such.  Ssh is perfectly reasonable in being paranoid about
permissions as it has no way of knowing that only you are in your
personal group.  There is really no need for group write permission on
your directory, so you might as well chmod g-w it.

Aaron Denney

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