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Re: SSH: remote login returns "invalid user"



On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 07:15:53AM -0400, brownh wrote:
> Claudius, thank you for troubling with my problem.
> 
> The problem, again: I have no trouble logging a client host
> (brownh@teufel) [you are not old enough to remember Fritz and Rainer]
> with a server host (haines@engels) over the LAN, but not over the
> Internet, the client user account (brownh@historicalMaterialism.info)
> to client user account (haines@historicalMaterialism.info)
> 
>   $ ssh -vv haines@historicalMaterialism.info
> 
> 	...
> 	debug1: Next authentication method: password
> 	engels@historicalmaterialism.info's password: 
> 	debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply
> 	debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
> 	Permission denied, please try again.
> 
> I don't know if this means a file permission problem or if the
> password was unacceptable. The password I provided was definitely that
> of the account (haines) on the client machine (engels).

Have you got /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny configured to allow 
access from outside your local network?

Cheers,
David


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