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Old 03-28-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
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ssh login problem

Hello, I am a relative newbie so be easy on me ;-)

I just installed suse 9.0, and everything is running fine. I can access the internet and ping my box from another pc on my network. I can use ssh from the suse machine to login to itself with no problems. But when I try to use SSH from another pc, it allows me to connect okay, asks me for my username, and then for the password, but it keeps saying "password incorrect" even though I KNOW I am using the correct password. I have tried with my regular user as well as my root user, and either way it says "password incorrect". Is there a config file that I need to add something to? What am I doing wrong?

Thanx for any help!!!

-Kevin McMahon

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Old 03-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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Did you know that when the host you're trying to
connect to hasn't got a DNS entry, and isn't listed
in your /etc/hosts the machine you're on will connect
to itself?

Old 03-28-2004, 11:53 PM   #3
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it has the same problem whether I go out over the internet (hit my global IP address and have my router route the connection to the linux box, as well as when I try to connect to the local IP address directly without going over the Internet.
Old 03-29-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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update: i just tried using secure ftp, and it let me connect (using the same password) with no problems!!!!
Old 03-29-2004, 09:22 AM   #5
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are you sure that your ssh'ing to the proper username on the linux machine? You can use:
ssh -l <username> <hostname>
or I use:
ssh <username>@<hostname>
Don't forget to add the "-X" if you want to forward x packets, and it's not default.


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