-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 kalin m wrote: > hi all... > > i need to do a script to copy a file from a remote machine via scp with > a key and without a password.... > > here is what i'm doing: > > 1. ssh-keygen -t rsa > 2. scp new_key.pub to [EMAIL PROTECTED] (with password) > 3. on remote_host rename new_key.pub to ~user/.ssh/athorized_keys > > when i try: > # scp [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/files/file file > > i get password prompt... > > what am i missing?!? >
Hi Kalin, Here are a few things to try and check: - - Run scp with the "-vvv" flag to enable very verbose output. You may see something in the log messages during the connection phase that expose the problem. - - Check the /var/log/messages file on the host for debug messages from sshd. Are there any errors that indicate why public key authentication doesn't work? - - Check the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file contents. Is PubkeyAuthentication enabled? You can also change the LogLevel setting if you need more information emitted to /var/log/messages. Don't forget to send SIGHUP to sshd whenever you change sshd_config. - - Check the permissions on the the ~user/.ssh directory and the authorized_keys file. They have to be sufficiently tight (700 and 600, typically). Hope that helps, and post back here with any further questions. Regards, Greg Larkin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkj/2NQACgkQ0sRouByUApD3jACgnHA1h6XmnOuAEQXsnBjCcZBZ /k8An2AIMx4CJSXuTDfrPCcBlb9rLFqA =9z7a -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"