Problem when SSH-ing to FreeBSD 5.3 using PuTTY?

Hexren me at
Fri Jan 7 03:27:04 PST 2005

OG> Hi all,

OG> On two distinct machines (both running FreeBSD 5.3 release, one is the 
OG> AMD-64 version, the other is the i386 version) I am experiencing 
OG> problems when trying to SSH to the machine using PuTTY.

OG> PuTTY shows the login prompt just fine, but when entering the proper 
OG> username/password (yes, I am positive I typed it correctly -multiple 
OG> times, in fact- :) ). Yet, for some reason this combination does not 
OG> seem to get accepted.

OG> Does anyone know the reason for this (note: I am not starting the SSH 
OG> daemon from inetd)? Is there perhaps some (new) setting that changed 
OG> between 5.2.1 and 5.3 that causes this, or am I doing something else 
OG> terribly wrong? :)

OG> Thanks in advance for any answers, and cheers!
OG> Olafo
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Look in /etc/ssh/sshd_conf for the setting "PasswordAuthentication" I
think the default changed from yes to no.


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