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Old 08-27-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
ViragoRider
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openssh won't stop asking for password


I'm trying to ssh between a Windows XP and SuSe 9.3 (and Redhat 9) system. I can go between the SuSe and Redhat systems without a password challenge, however when going between the Windoze and SuSe system I get challenged every time.

I've copied the Windoze key (from id_rsa.pub) into authorized _keys on the SuSe system. File permission there is 0644 om the following files in .ssh (authorized_keys, id_rsa.pub). The Windoze system has permission 0644 on the following files in .ssh (id_rsa, id_rsa.pub, known_hosts).

Here's the output when I attempt to connect. I'm sure iit's something simple, I just don't see it (thanks in advance for any help):

$ ssh -l dennis -v -C jupiter
OpenSSH_4.1p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8 05 Jul 2005
debug1: Connecting to jupiter [192.168.1.50] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file /cygdrive/z/.ssh/identity type -1
debug1: identity file /cygdrive/z/.ssh/id_rsa type 1
debug1: identity file /cygdrive/z/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software version OpenSSH_3.5p1
debug1: match: OpenSSH_3.5p1 pat OpenSSH_3.*
debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 zlib
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 zlib
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
debug1: Host 'jupiter' is known and matches the RSA host key.
debug1: Found key in /cygdrive/z/.ssh/known_hosts:1
debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
debug1: Enabling compression at level 6.
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interacti
ve
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /cygdrive/z/.ssh/identity
debug1: Offering public key: /cygdrive/z/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interacti
ve
debug1: Trying private key: /cygdrive/z/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: Next authentication method: keyboard-interactive
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interacti
ve
debug1: Next authentication method: password
dennis@jupiter's password:
 
Old 08-28-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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What do the logs for sshd (possibly /var/log/secure) on the SUSE machine say? I have a feeling that the permissions on the authorized_keys file should be set to 0600. Also, check that there are no newline characters in the middle of the key in authorized_keys; this is in my experience a common occurence when copying a key using an xterm.

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