SSH: failed password after fresh install
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Mon Sep 15 06:30:51 PDT 2003
"Bryn Dyment" <bryn at bigtrouble.com> writes:
> I've installed two FreeBSD boxes on my LAN. On the first box, the only
> thing I did after the install process was edit "/etc/ssh/sshd_config",
> setting "PermitRootLogin" to "yes", then issuing "killall -1 sshd". After
> this change, I could successfully connect to this box via my SSH client.
> I did the same thing with the second box, but I cannot login via my SSH
> client. I get an invalid password error, and "Failed password" also appears
> on the server in "/var/log/auth.log". I have rebooted, and also
> reinstalled, to no avail. Any idea as to what could be causing this error?
A bad password? That would be easy to check.
Otherwise, increase the logging verbosity of sshd, and let it tell you
why it's unhappy.
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