[Mageia-discuss] password-less ssh

Juergen Harms Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Sat Sep 24 11:34:10 CEST 2011

Sorry, I tried to keep my message short: The only difference is the 
creation of the .ssh/authorized_keys

working: cp    /common/share/home/harms/.ssh/authorized_keys .
kaputt:  ln -s /common/share/home/harms/.ssh/authorized_keys .

(after a cd $HOME/.ssh, with a correctly defined authorized_keys 
template file, as well contents as permissions)

I checked and re-checked everything else (I know - this is a well-known 
statement ... - but the thing that matters is that the contents of all 
the ssh key files is identical in both cases)

ssh -v output is similar for both cases up to and including
   Trying private key: /home/harms/.ssh/identity
   Offering RSA public key: /home/harms/.ssh/id_rsa

with the copied authorized_keys, the next message is
   Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-rsa blen 277
   ... ending up with a correctly established session (no password asked)

with the link, the next message is
   Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard- 
   ... than trying other methods, ending up with asking for the password

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