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Re: SSH: remote login returns "invalid user"

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 10:00:12AM -0400, brownh wrote:
> David Jardine <david@jardine.de> writes:
> > Have you got /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny configured to allow 
> > access from outside your local network?
> David, good question. I had understood /etc/hosts.allow only as a way
> to define a selection, and so left it empty for the server, for it
> should allow any host to access.
> However, I now discover that I have ALL: LOCAL on the client
> machine. No idea why I put it there. I fear that this might in fact
> prevent the kind of non-local ssh connections that I'm having
> difficulties with. Is that so?

That ALL: LOCAL entry is there by default.  I don't know much about this 
myself, but

man hosts.allow

will give you all the details you want.


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