[CentOS] ssh prompting for password

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Tue Nov 16 21:14:38 EST 2010


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 09:12:17PM -0500, Kwan Lowe wrote:
> When you first attempt to login, sshd is running as root. It needs to
> look at your NFS mounted home directory (which is often set for no
> root squash) to get the public key.  But because it is no root squash,

Depends on the sshd_config; "UsePrivilegeSeparation yes" (which is
normally the default) means that phase is run as the destination user
and not as root.

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rgds
Stephen


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