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RE: Why isn't ssh reading ~/.ssh/id_rsa?
> I'm just installed cygwin on a new laptop. I've been using cygwin ssh
> for years but am stumped by this new install. ~/.ssh/id_rsa file is
> not checked at login. Instead, /.ssh/id_rsa is checked.
In short, your /etc/passwd doesn't list your home directory, so ~ doesn't
always expand as expected. The fix is to edit /etc/passwd by hand and
specify your home directory explicitly there.
Software Engineer, Carrier Systems Division
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