ssh problems after unrelated changes

Jesse Sheidlower jester at
Mon Oct 6 07:35:21 PDT 2003

I'm running FreeBSD 4.8. I recently did some assorted work on
my system, upgrading a disk drive and rebuilding (not updating)
my kernel.

Now, I can't seem to ssh from my normal user account. When I try,
I get the error:

monopoly~ $ ssh
ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/X11R6/bin/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
Host key verification failed.
monopoly~ $

I'm not trying to use any kind of graphical connection method, I
just want the usual login. I've tried unsetting $DISPLAY, and re-installing
OpenSSH from Ports, both with no effect. In the process of playing around
I accidentally deleted my .ssh/known_hosts file, but this also has had
no effect. I never had an ssh_config file in the first place.

Oddly, I _can_ ssh normally when sudo'd to root, but I can't see any
obvious reason--I don't have an ssh_config file as root, etc.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Jesse Sheidlower

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