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OpenSSH common mistakes, tips, and tricks

Posted 10-14-2014 at 11:09 PM by sag47

Here's a post about common mistakes I see made with SSH. A few shortcuts to being more productive when you have a complicated server network. And other neat tips and tricks.

authorized_keys Permissions

The most common problem I see new users attempting to use public key auth is to get the permissions wrong either on their home directory, .ssh directory, or authorized_keys file. Luckily, the openssh project provides a helpful FAQ answer.

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SELinux and sshd

Posted 01-02-2012 at 04:55 PM by sag47
Updated 08-05-2012 at 12:58 AM by sag47

So I've started using the new Fedora 16 on my main media server (previously F14) and decided to try something new this time. I've always set SELinux to permissive which is a bad idea normally for anything public (which this server isn't but I still want it). Anyway I believe I was testing something before I left for the holidays and ran
setenforce 0
which disables SELinux. I guess at some point it turned back on somehow and I was locked out of ssh. I dug through my logs (/var/log/messages,...
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