Problem when SSH-ing to FreeBSD 5.3 using PuTTY?

Olaf Greve o.greve at
Mon Jan 10 03:28:25 PST 2005


Alright, last Friday I promised to let you guys know what the outcome 
was of the issue where PuTTY wouldn't connect to FreeBSD 5.3.

And the winner is...:

> Look in /etc/ssh/sshd_conf for the setting "PasswordAuthentication" I
> think the default changed from yes to no.
> HExren

Indeed. By default there's a line:
#PasswordAuthentication no

Changing that in:
PasswordAuthentication yes

And then performing a:
kill -s HUP <sshdpid>

Does the trick!

Tnx and cheerz,

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