Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51307
SSH2 authentication problems + openssh-askpass-gnome problems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:39 EDT
I am running a RH7.1 machine with OpenSSH 2.9p2-3 installed (from Rawhide)
[ted@lorient ~]$ rpm -qa | grep ssh
I am following the procedures given in, I use Gnome and KDM:
and I am using the rsa SSH2 protocol (ssh-keygen -t rsa)
[ted@lorient ~/.ssh]$ ls -la
drwx------ 2 ted users 4096 Aug 9 10:38 .
drwx------ 40 ted users 4096 Aug 9 12:26 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 ted users 226 Aug 9 10:38 authorized_keys2
-rw------- 1 ted users 951 Aug 9 10:34 id_rsa
-rw-r--r-- 1 ted users 228 Aug 9 10:34 id_rsa.pub
I have two problems:
In init 3, openssh-askpass-gnome shows up and works
In init 5, it does not
I use kdm (so I am running the machine in init 5) so, I don't get the
Second problem: The authentication does not work. When I type ssh
remote-machine, ssh generates a known_hosts2 file and does not care about
the authorized files
Can you give a little more detail in what you mean by "doesn't care about the
authorized files" in your second problem? I don't know which symptoms you're
seeing / referring to, and how they differ from your expectations.
You are right, my description of the second problem is not very clear...
Well, I simply meant that the presence of the authorized_keys2 files did not
change a thing. Ssh is always willing to generate or update known_hosts2 files.
This is quiet boring because I have to type the password all the time instead of
using the paraphrase once and for all during the login process.
Just to be certain, the authorized_keys2 file is on the server you're attempting
to log into, right? Storing it on the machine you're connecting from doesn't
help unless your home directory is shared over the network between the two.
Well, I had misunderstood the use of known_hosts
RedHat 7.2 seems to have also the problem with openssh-askpass-gnome solved (Now
I have a little window at Log in under Gnome) so things are under control...
Thanks anyway for your answer
BTW, Isn't it possible to get a "openssh-askpass-KDE" as well?