On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 12:39:36PM -0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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>>
>> > Following onto the e-mail I made before, apparently that little 
> permissions
>>
>> > difference for the directory, .ssh, was the problem. Changing it to 
>> 644 
> has,
>>
>> > apparently, fixed the problem.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cool :) . I learnt this from my first SSH public-key authentication
>>
>> configuration ;)
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>>
>>
>> Ashish
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>> --
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>
> Of course I meant to say that changing the perms to 755 fixed it, not 
> 644. I'm still reviewing the docs but I think that this directory could 
> be made 700, is that correct? Or, at the least, 750?

The ~/.ssh directory should be 700.  Remember, sshd runs as root, which
means the permissions shouldn't really matter (sans the execute bit,
which as I said is needed for directories).

You don't want 750 unless you ***really*** intend for members of the
same group to have read access to your ~/.ssh/ directory.  Based on the
OP's description of the setup, he does not need this.

-- 
| Jeremy Chadwick                                jdc at parodius.com |
| Parodius Networking                       http://www.parodius.com/ |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                  Mountain View, CA, USA |
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