scp/ssh: non-interactive commands using "PasswordAuthentication" fail

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 30 04:29:00 GMT 2005


Tom Rodman wrote:
> <2 informal tests on my home PC, /etc/ssh_config is "OTTB">
> 
> no problem, using PubkeyAuthentication:
> 
>   $ uname -a #login shell is bash, started by 'sshing in'
>   CYGWIN_NT-5.0 argon 1.5.19s(0.149/4/2) 20051227 16:45:51 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
>   $ ssh localhost date
>   Wed Dec 28 21:03:43 CST 2005
>   $ scp adm_tsr@localhost:/etc/passwd /tmp/toss
>   passwd                                                            100%  704     0.7KB/s   00:00
>   $
> 
> problems w/same tests using PasswordAuthentication:
> 
>   $ eval $(ssh-agent -k) #same bash session continuing
>   Agent pid 304 killed
>   $ uname -a
>   CYGWIN_NT-5.0 argon 1.5.19s(0.149/4/2) 20051227 16:45:51 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
>   $ ssh localhost date
>   Enter passphrase for key '/home/adm_tsr/.ssh/id_rsa':
>   adm_tsr@localhost's password:
>   $ : skipped passphrase prompt, entered password; no date shows up
>   $ scp adm_tsr@localhost:/etc/passwd /tmp/toss
>   Enter passphrase for key '/home/adm_tsr/.ssh/id_rsa':
>   adm_tsr@localhost's password:
>   $ : skipped passphrase prompt, notice nothing echoed after password was entered
> 
> comments?  can anyone else duplicate this?

Confirmed.  cygwin1-20051216.dll is the last snapshot that worked properly
for this.  Sorry, that's all the input I have for the moment.

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