[SOLVED] Help please: how to enable SSH password authentication
under FreeBSD 6.2? Solved - but not in an expected way
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Tue Feb 13 16:19:29 UTC 2007
Olaf Greve wrote:
> The issue is that PuTTY does not fall back from its SSH2 attempt to
> SSH1 (with password authentication), as is what I specified in my
> Is this what you tried too, or did you use SSH2 (i.e. key
> authentication, instead of password authentication)?
Unless I misunderstand, then you have a serious misapprehension. SSH1
versus SSH2 is *nothing* to do with keys versus passwords. Both SSH1
and SSH2 support password or key based authentication. The difference
is that SSH1 an older protocol and is *insecure* and no-one should still
be using it unless they have some legacy app which really cannot be updated.
I strongly suggest that at the very least you enable SSH2 as the first
protocol in sshd_config with a line like
though from what I can see, SSH2 only has been the default for a while,
and rightly so.
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