CANNOT SSH to my computer
georgiev at vt.edu
Thu Nov 18 04:49:06 PST 2004
On Thursday 18 November 2004 05:42 am, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 12:30:05AM -0500, Ivan Georgiev wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am running RELEASE-5-3 and tried to ssh to my machine (sshd is
> > running). It asks me 3 times for my password and then quits. The output
> > is shown below. However, if I try "ssh localhost" instead of the ip
> > address (I am using a DSL connection) everyting is OK.
> [--- snip ---]
> > The message from sshd is:
> > sshd: error: PAM: authentication error for XXXX from
> > YYY.verizon.net
> The default behaviour for sshd now is to not allow password authentication.
> The Password: prompts you see are for the PAM keyboard-interactive
> authentication method. To allow straight password authentication, change
> this line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
> #PasswordAuthentication no
> to this:
> PasswordAuthentication yes
> Note the removal of `#'!
> and then:
> # /etc/rc.d/sshd restart
> If you want to use public key authentication, then try your session
> again but with two or even three `-v' flags to get more debugging
> messages. This should give you more idea of what's going on.
I changed PasswordAuthentication to 'yes' and this time it asks me 6 times for
my password (3 times beginning with "Password:" and another 3 times with
"Password for xxxx at yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy) and rejects me again with the same
message from sshd. Adding more verbosity didn't help me to understand the
problem. I also noticed that my ida_dsa.pub key ends with "ivan@" . Usualy I
have seen it ending with "someone at some_address_here". Is this a problem?
Thanks again for the help!
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