SSH Troubles

Doran Barton fozz at
Thu Mar 17 17:22:25 MST 2005

Not long ago, Eric Jensen proclaimed...
> When running ssh or scp it still asked for a password.  Any ideas?

SSH is VERY picky about permissions of the ~/.ssh directory and the
~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. Owner-only read access, for example. Try 700
on the directory and 600 on the authorized_keys file.

You can enable debugging output of sshd on the server to observe some
output as to why it is not doing public key authentication. You can use the
-v option to ssh on the client side to see what it is encountering from the


fozz at is Doran L. Barton, president, Iodynamics LLC
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