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Re: Cannot authenticate with DSA-pubkey in Etch

On Friday 08 February 2008 04:43:15 Christopher Bianchi wrote:
> i wish to connect my laptop to my server with a ssh pubkey and no
> password. The procedure that i use to create the key pair and setting
> permission on the directories (.ssh/) on laptop and server, are correct.
> I think that it's a possible error in sshd_config.

Why, did you change anything? There is nothing wrong with the default config 
in Debian, it works very well.

If you have made any changes to the sshd config, you should tell us what they 
are. I know I don't have time to read through your file and look for changes.

> I attached to mail 2 text file, with the sshd_config and the exact
> error.

Embedding them in the email would have been better, no one wants to read 

> Here there's the uname of machine:
> ienabellamy@sunny:~$ uname -a
> Linux sunny 2.4.27-3-sparc64 #1 Tue Dec 5 22:18:03 UTC 2006 sparc64
> GNU/Linux

debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Offering public key: .ssh/id_dsa
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/identity
debug1: Trying private key: /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Trying private key: /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: PEM_read_PrivateKey failed

Did you check the file permissions on /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/id_rsa 
and /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/  and /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/authorized_keys 
(or /home/ienabellamy/.ssh/authorized_keys2 if that's what you're using) on 
both machines?

Also check perms on your home directory. As security feature, ssh won't let 
you log in if the permissions are too wide open.

ls -l /home/me/.ssh/
-rw------- 1 me users 392 2008-02-04 16:03 authorized_keys

ls -ld /home/me/.ssh/
drwx------ 2 me users 80 2008-02-04 16:03 /home/me/.ssh/

ls -ld /home/jw/
drwxr-xr-x 7 me users 472 2008-02-07 19:45 /home/me/

Please explain HOW you copied your public key up to the server.



System Administrator - Cedar Creek Software

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