ssh without password

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Fri Oct 14 14:59:44 UTC 2005

On 10/14/05, David <david at> wrote:
> I'm trying to use dsa key pairs so that I can ssh in a cron script without
> passwords. I've generated the key pair, then copied the public key to the
> server. Client is Hoary, and server is Debian Sarge.
> When I ssh, I get asked for a password. Is there some step I'm missing? Is
> there something in the sshd_config or ssh_config that needs fixing?

A less obvious reason for this behaviour could be wrong permissions of
your home directory on the remote side. Try on the remote site
checking /var/log/auth.log and /var/log/damon.log. Sshd should give
you some diagnostics in this case.


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