I generated public /private keys for passwordless entry to server using the following link..
Now when i try to log in ssh still asks for my password and even I give correct pwd it still does not allow me.
I get following error message
Invalid user <user> from <myIpAddress>
input_userauth_request: invalid user <user>
pam_unix(sshd:auth): check pass; user unknown
pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=<myIpAddress>
pam_succeed_if(sshd:auth): error retrieving information about user <user>
Failed password for invalid user <user> from <myIpAddress> port 53326 ssh2
but if i log in and disconnect with root a few times and try logging in with my own id , after a few attempts ssh allows my id to login. its such a strange behaviour. heres the generated log when i succeed
Accepted publickey for <user> from <myIpAddress> port 57482 ssh2
pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user <user> by (uid=0)
please help me out as it is too irritating and sometimes takes more than half hour to log in