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Old 08-05-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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ssh


Hello,

I wanted to run my sshd with another user (not root, not a wheel user), how can I do it?

When i start the service I get this:

alex@kr0n:/usr/sbin -> sshd
Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key
Disabling protocol versions 2. Could not load host key
sshd: no hostkeys available -- exiting
alex@kr0n:/usr/sbin ->

Thanks in advance, ;-)
 
Old 08-05-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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Might want to have a look at ssh-keygen (man ssh-keygen)
 
Old 08-05-2003, 07:01 PM   #3
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Re: ssh

Quote:
Originally posted by nullpt
alex@kr0n:/usr/sbin -> sshd
Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key
Disabling protocol versions 2. Could not load host key
sshd: no hostkeys available -- exiting
alex@kr0n:/usr/sbin ->
sshd should be either started by user root,
or a system user specifically created
for this purpose... if this is what alex is
for disregard my concerns :)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-05-2003, 07:14 PM   #4
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What do you want to do? I am a little confused. sshd is not a complete comand. sshd is a daemon not a command.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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The ssh-keygen is not clear about my question, i took a look at the handbook about it and I haven't figured out what to do.

Create a key for the "alex" user, so he can run sshd. That's the point.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:14 PM   #6
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do you mean start the deamon?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:31 PM   #7
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yes
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:45 PM   #8
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you cannot start the daemon as a regular user unless you chown/chgrp the service. I advise against this as it is easy to just su to root and start the service with :

[bignate@redbox3 bignate]$ su
Password:
[root@redbox3 bignate]# /etc/init.d/sshd start
Starting sshd: [ OK ]

easy peasy!

Why do you wanna start it as a regular user?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:32 AM   #9
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I didn't want to run it as root.

I was taking a look at /etc/master.passwd and i've saw:
sshd:*:22:22::0:0:Secure Shell Daemon:/var/empty:/sbin/nologin

So i tought i could run it with another user.

Thanks anyway
 
  


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