scp no password copy as root

Steven Heimann steven at heimann.com.au
Wed Nov 9 22:54:10 UTC 2005


Thank you to those who responded.  I deleted the keys and started from
scratch and of course it worked perfectly.  Perhaps operator error was
to blame.

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 16:14 +1100, Steven Heimann wrote:


> > On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 14:46 +1100, Steven Heimann wrote:
> > > I am trying to perform a passwordless scp from one computer to my
> > > desktop which is running Ubuntu 5.10.
> > > 
> > > I have performed the usual key generation and copied it to my desktop.
> > > I am sure the keys were generated without a password.  The system works
> > > fine as an ordinary user but I can't get it to work as root.
> > > 
> > > I have tried :
> > > 
> > > 1. creating a root password on the desktop.  I can perform the copy once
> > > the password is supplied even thogh there is definitely a passwordless
> > > entry authorized_keys.
> > > 
> > > 2. changing PermitRootLogin from yes to without-password.  This results
> > > in the password still being asked for but not accepted.
> > > 
> > > 3.  putting a copy of authosized_keys in authorized_keys2
> > > 
> > > 4.  making a copy in /home/root/.ssh (just in case it might work)
> > > 
> > > What could be stopping me doing the root copy?  ( I need to do it as
> > > root as this is backing up a database server with files owned by a
> > > number of different users and some files are read only)
> > > 
> > > Thank you
> > > Steven
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > What does /etc/ssh/sshd_config say??
> > 
> > 
> > Vram
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 





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