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Re: ssh does not find the config file?
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:07:30 -0700
- Subject: Re: ssh does not find the config file?
- Organization: My own little world...
- References: <200308201548.h7KFm3F14468@utah.>
Bursian Achim wrote:
> I encounter strange things with ssh. I have a configfile under
> -rw------- 1 BA3759 1.1k Aug 20 17:34 config
> -rw------- 1 BA3759 887 Aug 20 17:00 id_rsa
> It contains lines like this:
> host utah
> User abu
> IdentityFile /home/.ssh/id_rsa
> Using 'ssh utah' does not work, I get prompted for the password for
> BA3759@utah. But strange enough, 'ssh -F $HOME/.ssh/config utah' does
> work. $HOME/.ssh/config should be the default for the config file, but
> obviousely it isn't???
You shouldn't have to specify IdentityFile in the config, since
$HOME/.ssh/id_rsa is the default (and the path /home/.ssh you have above
probably doesn't exist, unless your home directory is really /home/.)
Also, why don't you have a id_rsa.pub file? When you created the public
key you should have created a pair of keys, the public id_rsa.pub (which
you added to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote host, yes?) and the
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