sshd not doing key based authentication

David Sastre Medina
Thu Apr 5 10:33:00 GMT 2012

(replying to the list, sorry if it breaks the thread)

On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 03:19:41PM +1000, Rurik Christiansen wrote:
> I was hoping more for some pointers to what the permissions must be and
> then do the troubleshooting myself.
> The "unix" side of permissions look ok.
> I don't know what the windows side must be or if it matters.
> The "ssh -vvv' (client side) has not been particularly helpful to me
> when it comes to permissions.
> and my understanding is that I can't run the sshd frontend without
> screwing the permissions.
> (the client sends the publickey packet and then jumps to next auth method)

How did you setup the server? IIRC, ssh-host-config complains if it
finds wrong perms.
How do you start the service? Is there something in /var/log/sshd.log
(provided you are logging there, and not elsewhere via syslog-ng or
other means).
You could also delete the service and recreate it.

Primary key fingerprint: AD8F BDC0 5A2C FD5F A179  60E7 F79B AB04 5299 EC56
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