SSH with Public Key Authentication (Was: Re: Attention: Giorgos Keramidas (Was: CVS Import Permissions))

david bryce davidbryce at
Wed Feb 1 19:27:41 PST 2006

On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 02:38:29 +0200, "Giorgos Keramidas"
<keramida at> said:
> On 2006-02-02 11:27, david bryce <davidbryce at> wrote:
> >On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 01:48:37 +0200, "Giorgos Keramidas"
> >>> I have tried using SSH in the past, and got stuck setting up the
> >>> public key login (that's why we're using pserver).
> >>>
> >>> I spent a few hours yesterday trying to get SSH going again. I can
> >>> login with SSH from the windows machine using Putty, but only when
> >>> I use password authentication. In order to use cvs with ssh (using
> >>> the plink program in Putty), we must use public key authentication.
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, I can't help with the Windows side.  I'm only using UNIX
> >> machines as clients, so Putty is something new to me :-(
> >>
> >> Perhaps someone else on freebsd-questions can help with Putty?
> >
> > What about on the freebsd server side? Are there any logfiles I can
> > look at on the server? Thanks!
> /var/log/auth.log and /var/log/messages are the ones I'd look at.  But I
> didn't notice anything interesting in the auth.log snippet you posted.

Thanks, Giorgos! /var/log/messages didn't have anything in it either.
You'd think there'd be a way to force sshd to write to the log why
it rejected a private key. Thank you!


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