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Old 08-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Kenward Vaughan
Default Solved... resetting ssh after blacklist?

On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 12:17 -0700, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> From: Unruh <unruh-spam@physics.ubc.ca>
> In linux.debian.user you write:
> >Hi,
> >Google isn't helping me right now with this, and the update notice
> >doesn't show a procedure, AFAICT, for redoing ssh between my gateway and
> >primary desktop at home. The firewall/gateway allows connections only
> >from the desktop machine, and that is ssh.
> I am afraid that although you know how the machines are connected, what
> kind of machines they are, where your "dateway" and "desktop" are, etc, we
> do not. redoing? firewall/gateway? Is that the same gateway?
> Sorry... my desktop is Debian Sid, The gateway/firewall is Etch on an
> old Athlon 700. They're connected by standard ethernet.
> The most recent updates for me for ssh addressed the Debian-specific
> openssh key problems. This happened on both machines. I recreated new
> rsa public/private keys on the desktop, put the public one onto the
> gateway as ~/.ssh/authorized_keys and tried to reestablish connections
> between the two. This was unsuccessful.
> This is the gist of the rest of my message, below.
> >I regenerated rsa keys for myself, transported the public one to
> >~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the gateway, and removed the known-hosts file.
> >I cannot connect. The keys have password phrases attached as well.
> No idea what you are doing, or what the situation is.
> >Would someone please help this "old fella" with the missing step? I
> >touch that machine about once in a blue moon wrt this sort of thing, so
> >it's not second-nature to me.
> Please describe exactly what you are doing.
> I hope the above clarifies this. Please let me know if you need other
> information. My last email to the list included the output of
> ssh -v blackGate
> from the desktop.

I seem to have solved the issue by adding the line
EnableSSHKeysign yes
to the system ssh_config file. It has never been there before, but
adding it now clears up the keysign error message and prompts for the
passphrase properly.

Thanks to those who offered help!

Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with
their own hearts... Albert Einstein

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