[lug] ssh question

J. Wayde Allen wallen at lug.boulder.co.us
Mon Jul 22 16:31:05 MDT 2002

I'm trying to log into a machine (running FreeBSD) by typing:

   ssh targetmachine.domain.org

my understanding is that this "should" connect me to the system using my
current username, and in any other case I've tried this seems to work
fine.  However, in this particular instance I get the following (recalled
from memory as close as possible):

   wallen at localhost:~$ ssh targetmachine.domain.org
   opt-MD5 wallen98127
   S/Key Passord:

I'd expect to be asked for a password, but typing in the password for my
account on the targetmachine doesn't work.  This just loops about four or
five times before giving up.

My feeling is that the system is asking for an authentication key that I
evidently don't have.  I've tried running ssh-keygen to create a key, but
that didn't change anything.  I've also tried forcing a regular password
login using:

   ssh -o "ChallengeResponseAuthentication no" targetmachine
   ssh -o "PasswordAuthentication yes" targetmachine
   ssh -o "PreferredAuthentications password" targetmachine
   ssh -o "PubkeyAuthentication no" targetmachine

None of these seems to change the kind of message I get back.  Any ideas

- Wayde
  (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)

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