[CentOS] ssh prompting for password

Wed Nov 17 02:14:38 UTC 2010
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

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.