Why does SSH prompt for 2 passwords?

Joe Lewis joe at relia.net
Thu Apr 17 15:46:27 PDT 2003


I have finally gotten irritated with an occurance that is really not a 

Every time I SSH to a FreeBSD machine from a unix prompt, I get prompted 
for a password twice.  The first time, that password NEVER works. 
Sometimes it is automatically entered as nothing, and a Response line is 
printed.  For example :

joe at's password:

Now, I can successfully log in, but it's starting to get annoying, and I 
was wondering if there was a setting I could alter that would remove 
that extra password/response combination.

Hopefully someone out there in the real world has some advice for me.


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