Ssh missing 'login as' prompt

Jean-Baptiste Quenot jb.quenot at
Thu Nov 6 01:42:39 PST 2003

* Mike Loiterman:

> Whenever  I try  to  ssh into  my  machie, it  just  goes straight  to
> user at host password: by  passing the traditional login as: .  How can I
> turn that back on?

You could instead pass the login name when invoking ssh:

ssh -l otheruser somehost

        -- or --

ssh otheruser at somehost

You can also arrange that logging into somehost is always achieved with
otheruser by adding the following fragment into ~/.ssh/config:

Host somehost
User otheruser

Jean-Baptiste Quenot
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