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Re: [K12OSN] I can't log in into LDM | SL 6.1 thin client image



Emil,

Many thanks for your ltsp-update-sshkeys script correction. Now I can
log in into SL 6.1 thin client image (K12Linux 5.2) on CentOS 6.4
x86_64.

Best regards,
Radek


===
> Hi all,
> 
> 
> I've found the "ltsp-update-sshkeys" script failing on CentOS 6.4.
> Reason is, script attempts to create keys for rsa, dsa and ecdsa while
> the last one (ecdsa) is not available in this distro.
> One may install ecdsa, however I've failed to find it. Disregarding
> that I would suggest to fix the script making it a bit smarter about
> what is possible in the system where it is running.
> 
> 
> Assuming, that list of the private key files stored in /etc/ssh
> resembles what is possible in the system (each file is created using
> different algorithm), one may derive names
> from /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*_key files.
> Simple "diff" of old and new files presents the change I do suggest:
> 84a85,87
> > # Use ciphers known to the local system
> > KNOWN_ALGO=$(for fn in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*_key; do echo `basename
> $fn`; done | awk -F_ '{if(FNR>1)printf ",";printf $3}')
> > 
> 93c96
> < ssh-keyscan -t dsa,rsa,ecdsa ${PORT:+-p $PORT} "$@" 2>&1 >"$EXPORT"
> |
> ---
> > ssh-keyscan -t "${KNOWN_ALGO}" ${PORT:+-p $PORT} "$@" 2>&1
> >"$EXPORT" |
>  
> With above fix applied, script is using what is available and creates
> keys. It will use ecdsa (or any other algorithm) if it might ever been
> installed later and appropriate private key file will get created,
> without need to fix it again.
> 
> 
> For your convenience, both - diff file and modified script are
> attached.
> 
> 
> Kind regards
> Emil Krotki
> EkroTech
> PL: +48 693 463 115
> 
> 
> 
>         -------- Original Message --------
>         Subject: Re: [K12OSN] I can't log in into LDM | SL 6.1 thin
>         client image
>         From: Radek Bursztynowski <radek bursztynowski waw pl>
>         Date: Fri, July 12, 2013 1:14 pm
>         To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
>         <k12osn redhat com>
>         
>         Baryy,
>         
>         It could be that I don't understand you exactly, so let me
>         present my steps:
>         
>         1. I log into my server as a root and I deleted all files
>         from /tmp directory.
>         2. I rebooted my thin client. 
>         3. I switched SCREEN on my thin client to xtermm.
>         4. Then: ssh -X user my_server
>         5. I logged into my server (I accepted certificate). Next I
>         exited.
>         6. From my thin client (still xterm SCREEN)I made:
>         # su -
>         # ssh -X root my_server (I accepted certificate), and I logged
>         into, next I exited.
>         7. I switched SCREEN to LDM.
>         8. Now I can log into as a regular user and root.
>         
>         But it is temporary success because after rebooting thin
>         client I lose certificate and still I couldn't log into.
>         
>         How to save proper set-up?
>         
>         Radek
>         
>         ---
>         Radek,
>         
>         On your server browse to the /tmp folder.
>         Delete all files ( as root) within the /tmp folder.
>         After deleting these files try and log into a thin client as a
>         regular
>         user.
>         Also as a backup..try logging into a thin client as root and
>         see if root
>         can do a log in to a thin client to your SL(older) image.
>         
>         Barry
>         
>         
>         
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