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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Unable to ssh as regular user Reply with quote

I'm unable to ssh to a server as a regular user, but I am able to as root. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly happens?

If you open a terminal and type

ssh user@machine

What is the output?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP: do you mean that running /usr/bin/ssh as a normal user fails, without regard to the login name on the server, or do you mean that /usr/bin/ssh user@server fails, without regard to the UID of the ssh process on the client?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha. Using ssh user@host works. I was just using ssh host. I'm guessing it's a security issue that it works this way.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally, if you don't specify user@, ssh will use your current user name, which means you should have a user with the same user name on the remote machine.

I've never heard about requiring user@ as a security measure.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atle wrote:
Normally, if you don't specify user@, ssh will use your current user name, which means you should have a user with the same user name on the remote machine.

I've never heard about requiring user@ as a security measure.


I got it now. Thanks for clarifying. :)
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