[lug] ssh question

John E. Koontz koontz at boulder.nist.gov
Mon Jul 22 17:38:04 MDT 2002

What do you see with the -v parameter?

At 04:31 PM 7/22/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>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

John E. Koontz

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