Does a user account friend exist on the machine. With out it the ssh login does not know the permission levels the user has. Create a user account and try again. The AllowedUsers option will define only the users allowed excluding everyone else.
Also it can be a security risk to allow root to login straight through ssh. Especially if it has a weak password. Login as a user and if you need root access then use ' su ' to get root access.
Last edited by Brian1; 05-20-2006 at 10:52 AM.