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Re: Password authentication keeps kicking in on SSH client connection attempt.
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:32:29 +0100
- Subject: Re: Password authentication keeps kicking in on SSH client connection attempt.
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Nov 15 10:57, tyrone donnelly wrote:
> The password authentication keeps kicking in on SSH client connection attempt.
> I know this question has been asked a zillion times. It seems that
> each problem becomes unique to specific builds,
> or new releases. I hope this is a simple solution, even if I feel dumb
> afterwards, I will learn and pass the information on :)
> I am currently running a Windows virtual 2003 64 bit server.
> I have installed the latest version of cygwin, as of today, and
> successfully connected to my own hostname over ssh using
> a public ssh rsa type2 key, after a hell of a headache I might add.
> I have checked the permissions on my home and /.ssh directories on
> both host and client but could use some advice on these
> (please see below)
> $ ls -ld $HOME
> drwx------+ 17 SYSTEM SYSTEM 0 Nov 14 15:46 /cygdrive/c (THIS APPEARS
> TO BE MY C:)
So you didn't read the user's manual?
> $ ls -l /.ssh
Do you mean ~/.ssh aka $HOME/.ssh? /.ssh doesn't have a meaning for
> total 6
> -rw--w--w- 1 DonnellT Users 403 Nov 14 13:56 authorized_keys (THIS IS
> A DOMAIN USER AND DOESNT APPEAR IN THE PASSWD FILE LOCALLY)
Which won't work. sshd relies on the information given in /etc/passwd.
mkpasswd -d is your friend!
> -rw--w--w- 1 DonnellT Users 1675 Nov 14 13:56 id_rsa
> -rw--w--w- 1 DonnellT Users 403 Nov 14 13:56 id_rsa.pub
This is really bad. sshd refuses files with write permissions for
others for security reasons. Also make sure the user's home dir as well
as ~/.ssh have strict permissions and don't allow writing to group and
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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