Having trouble sharing public/private keys for ssh ... keeps asking for password

Joe Schmoe non_secure at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 6 03:02:05 PDT 2004

Ok, this should be easy:

I want to log in from CLIENT to SERVER without being
asked for a password.

On CLIENT, I run:

ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 2048

as user "test"

and I do not enter a password.  Then I copy the .pub
portion of that key over to SERVER and save it as
/usr/home/jerkoff/.ssh/authorized_keys2 ... note that
I save it as authorized_keys2, because it is a dsa key

then I chmod 0600 authorized_keys2 ...

So now I should be able to go to CLIENT and:

ssh jerkoff at SERVER

and log in with no password, right ?  Wrong.  I get:

% ssh jerkoff at server
Response:  (I hit enter)
jerkoff at server's password:  (I hit enter)
Permission denied, please try again.

So ... what am I doing wrong ?


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