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Old 07-27-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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I can't make sshd like my config file


I'm trying again to get SSH going on my Playstation 2. I'm working with OpenSSH 2.9p1 and reading SSH, The Secure Shell: the Definitive Guide (by O'Reilly, of couse).

I tried to run sshd, but it gave me a buch of error messages, so I redid the whole ssh_config file using my new book as a guide. I tried sshd again, and it gave me the same error message. I bumped everything down a line, and still gave me the same error messages. The line numbers weren't changed. I tried "sshd -f [path]", but I got the same message.

I don't think sshd is currently running, but am not 100% sure.

I would post the entire config file, but I don't have any sort of network access to my PS2 right now, and a it doesn't have a floppy drive or any other sneakernet device.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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Didn't the distro of your openssh come with a pre-made config file? I recall another post with a similar problem, but I'm sure that the config file is version-specific, so go with your pre-made file rather that that book.

You mention "ssh_config", but the config file for sshd is usually in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. The default is normally usable, if at all, it isn't strict enough and allows to much in.

Your profile says that you have redhat, why don't you re-install the sshd RPM (openssh-server) and start with the original sshd config file? If that doesn't work, post the output of sshd when it fails.

Hope it helps,
mlp
 
Old 07-27-2003, 10:57 PM   #3
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Hmmm... There's a defualt config file? I guess I must have overwritten it. Maybe I'll ask on the PS2 Linux forum if there is a default config file. Why couldn't I make my own config file that would work just as well as the default one?

The name of the config file is "/etc/ssh/ssh_config" (not "/etc/ssh/sshd_config"). I believe that's the way it came. I don't know why it's that way. PS2 Linux is based on a version of Red Hat.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 01:44 AM   #4
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Hm. The ssh_config is, on my Redhat system, the configuration file for the *client*. It has stuff like

Quote:
# Host *
# ForwardAgent no
# ForwardX11 no
# RhostsAuthentication no
# RhostsRSAAuthentication no
in there. If you find anything like that, you'll know you're looking at the client config file.

That brings me to my other question - why can't you go the other way and ssh from the PS2? That should work, no?

Maybe you should actually post a few key lines from the file you made. It might be something obvious.

I haven't tried the PS2 w/ Linux, but does the USB port not support floppies and USB drives? Of course the network would be much better, but to pull a few files off in a situation like this? Maybe it's worth checking out.

Good luck,
mlp
 
Old 07-28-2003, 11:09 AM   #5
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You should have two files: ssh_config (for client) and sshd_config (for server).
 
Old 07-28-2003, 10:23 PM   #6
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Ok. I just moved the contents of ssh_config to sshd_config, and it looks like it's trying to work now.

Unfortunately, it won't read the host key. When I run sshd, it says "Warning: Unprotected private key file!" and "This private key will be ignored." I have HostKey set to "/etc/ssh/ssh_host_key.pub", so I assume that it looks at both keys. I've got the permissions for ssh_host_key set to 600 and the permissions for ssh_host_key.pub to 644. That's the way it should be, isn't it? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your help.
 
  


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