Bug 101197 - enabling HostbasedAuthentication breaks ssh
enabling HostbasedAuthentication breaks ssh
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-29 19:44 EDT by Christopher McCrory
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-04 10:25:51 EST
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Description Christopher McCrory 2003-07-29 19:44:44 EDT
Description of problem:

enabling HostbasedAuthentication breaks ssh

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
always if not using rsa/dsa keys

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install openssh
2. setup hostbasedauth OR
3. setup per user pub/private keys in ~/.ssh
Actual results:

[chrismcc@morticia chrismcc]$ slogin abu ls /usr/tmp/
ssh-keysign not enabled in /etc/ssh/ssh_config
ssh_msg_send: write

Expected results:

[chrismcc@morticia chrismcc]$ slogin abu ls /usr/tmp/

Additional info:

same happens with ~/.ssh/id_dsa ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
and serverbased with:

tested on both Intel and Opteron x86/x86_64 platforms
Comment 1 Christopher McCrory 2003-09-04 20:26:21 EDT
The error message is misleading.
NOT work: ssh-keysign yes
    work: enablesshkeysign yes

maybe add a comented out line in the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file with the correct form.

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-02-04 10:25:51 EST
It's in the manual page - man ssh_config

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