'ssh as a user' problem

S. Anthony Sequeira tony at sequeira.plus.com
Tue Jul 29 06:39:00 PDT 2003


This thread continuing.

http://archives.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/blfs-support/2002-June/024359.html

I have hit the same problem.

$ ssh quasar
Permission denied, please try again.
Permission denied, please try again.
Permission denied (publickey,password,keyboard-interactive).

It does not stop and ask for a password.

I found this thread

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-June/008608.html

but when I apply this patch, the password is visible on entry, and I do
not believe that it is the 'Right' solution.

I believe this is due to some permission problem.  I can ssh as root
fine.  Tracking down where the problem lies is more difficult for me.
My previous Pure LFS installation does not have this problem.  It's not
a version problem as OpenSSH_3.6.1p1 exhibits the same problem.  It's
something I have omitted to do, but I'm now lost.

Here is part of a successful (root) ssh log:

debug3: preferred publickey,keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_lookup publickey
debug3: remaining preferred: keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/identity
debug3: no such identity: /root/.ssh/identity
debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/id_rsa
debug3: no such identity: /root/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/id_dsa
debug3: no such identity: /root/.ssh/id_dsa
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method
debug3: authmethod_lookup keyboard-interactive
debug3: remaining preferred: password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled keyboard-interactive
debug1: Next authentication method: keyboard-interactive
debug2: userauth_kbdint
debug2: we sent a keyboard-interactive packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
debug3: userauth_kbdint: disable: no info_req_seen
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method
debug3: authmethod_lookup password
debug3: remaining preferred:
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled password
debug1: Next authentication method: password
debug3: packet_send2: adding 64 (len 58 padlen 6 extra_pad 64)
debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentication succeeded (password).
debug1: fd 6 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug3: ssh_session2_open: channel_new: 0
debug2: channel 0: send open
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug2: callback start
debug2: ssh_session2_setup: id 0
debug1: channel 0: request pty-req
debug3: tty_make_modes: ospeed 9600
debug3: tty_make_modes: ispeed 9600

And here is the equivalent unsuccessful one:

debug3: preferred publickey,keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_lookup publickey
debug3: remaining preferred: keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /home/sherwin/.ssh/identity
debug3: no such identity: /home/sherwin/.ssh/identity
debug1: Trying private key: /home/sherwin/.ssh/id_rsa
debug3: no such identity: /home/sherwin/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Trying private key: /home/sherwin/.ssh/id_dsa
debug3: no such identity: /home/sherwin/.ssh/id_dsa
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method
debug3: authmethod_lookup keyboard-interactive
debug3: remaining preferred: password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled keyboard-interactive
debug1: Next authentication method: keyboard-interactive
debug2: userauth_kbdint
debug2: we sent a keyboard-interactive packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
debug3: userauth_kbdint: disable: no info_req_seen
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method
debug3: authmethod_lookup password
debug3: remaining preferred:
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled password
debug1: Next authentication method: password
debug3: packet_send2: adding 64 (len 52 padlen 12 extra_pad 64)
debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
Permission denied, please try again.
debug3: packet_send2: adding 64 (len 52 padlen 12 extra_pad 64)
debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
Permission denied, please try again.
debug3: packet_send2: adding 64 (len 52 padlen 12 extra_pad 64)
debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method
debug1: No more authentication methods to try.
Permission denied (publickey,password,keyboard-interactive).
debug1: Calling cleanup 0x8064c70(0x0)

Any ideas?

Thanks

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