[Mageia-discuss] password-less ssh

Maarten Vanraes maarten at rmail.be
Sat Sep 24 09:59:12 CEST 2011

Op zaterdag 24 september 2011 09:28:51 schreef Juergen Harms:
> I need password-less ssh between all Linux systems on my LAN. Worked
> great until some weeks (?) ago. Still works for opening sessions from my
> laptop to run on the server. But when the server opens a session on the
> laptop, all at sudden a password is required.
> My configuration is slightly complex: my systems are multi-boot with
> several OS-partitions (for instance to ease coexistance between the
> production system and cauldron). To simplify key management, I keep the
> key files in a template-directory in a shared (non-OS) partition,
> replacing the files in $HOME/.ssh by symbolic links to files in that
> directory (and, the server and the laptop are configured as identical as
> possible, in particular, same ssh_config and sshd_config files).
> I can make (sounds easy, was quite a loss of time to find out) the
> problem come and go by having $HOME/.ssh/authorized-keys as a link into
> the shared directory (come), or using a copy of the template file (go) -
> as said, the problem only appears on the laptop (and no problem having
> the public and private key files implemented as links). Note: the
> permissions are ok (0600 for the private key file and for authorized keys).
> For the user that is a regression - is this a bug to be filed?, is it
> due to some security enhancement and just bad luck?

so, what exactly is different, can you do an ssh -v  to check?
is the authorized keys file still linked? is the known_hosts file still ok?

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