SSH woes

cknipe at cknipe at
Fri Feb 2 14:08:38 UTC 2007

> # ssh -l root <myFreeBSD box>
> Password:
> Password:
> Password:
> It kept asking me for Password: although everytime I put the correct
> value. I tried out clearing the .ssh* files in my home directories and
> trying to reconnect. None of it worked.

Don't login as root... It's not good practise, SSH on BSD by default does also
not allow for it.  Add your normal user to the wheel group, use that to login
via SSH, and use su or sudo to gain root privlidges when needed

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