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Re: ssh pubkey exchange failing at send_pubkey_test

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Andrew DeFaria <> wrote:
> On 1/23/2012 2:22 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> When I've seen this before on this list, it's because you are in a domain
>> and your user is a domain user. ?If that's the case, you want to create a
>> domain account to run your sshd server or use a local user to ssh in with.
>> If this doesn't describe your situation, I'd recommend adding debug flags
>> to your sshd server so that you can see a full log of things on that side
>> of the fence. ?Typically this is very illuminating for server-side issues.
> I'm on XP. I log into a domain. sshd is running as Local System account. I
> can log in if I specify my password. It's just pre-shared key that isn't
> working and I believe this to be a permissions problem (see other postings
> about permissions problems).

Make sure ~/.ssh directory has 700 permissions.  Make sure the
~/.ssh/authorized_keys file has 600 permissions.  The authorized_keys
entry is one line and is the public key of the key pair.


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