OT: My ssh authorized_keys doesn't work with nfs/nis

MJ mafsys1234 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 13:22:34 UTC 2019

On 14/09/2019 5:39 pm, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> My ~/.ssh/authorized_keys files works fine on a machine that is not in my
> NIS domain but when I copy my id_rsa.pub (which is what I did to create the
> non-NIS authorized_keys) to my NIS account and give it the same permissions
> as the working machine it insists on asking for a password.
> ssh faraway (non-NIS machine)
> does not ask for a password
> but
> ssh nearby (NIS machine) does
> Both have identical authorized keys and both (and their parent dirs) are
> set to 644.  Both machines are FreeBSD 11 and the machine doing the ssh
> call is FreeBSD 12

Well in desperation I guess you could:

Nuke the dud server's authorized_keys
Use "ssh-copy-id -i /your/path/to/key aryeh at nearby" to copy your pub key to the dud server.
Test with "ssh -i /your/path/to/key -vv aryeh at nearby"


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