"Permission denied" Problem

Ravi Shanmugam ravi.shanmugam at sasken.com
Fri Oct 5 05:41:08 UTC 2007

Hi JP,
Thanks for your reply.
But if I "ls -l" in / folder, the permission for /root is drwxr-x--- i.e
no read permission for groups and others.
I even tried executing the following command
cat /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
but I still face "Permission denied" problem.
Could you please help me.
Ravi R.S
-----Original Message-----
*	From: "Jean-Paul Baillon" <jean-paul baillon safecom co nz> 
*	To: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <redhat-list redhat
*	Subject: RE: "Permission denied" Problem 
*	Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 16:35:23 +1300 
Everyone should be able to read your public key - that's why it is
called a public key - the private key is the one you keep secured

The permission denied may be with the cat /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub part or
the   > /abiscard/local/root/.ssh/authorized_id command

Try cat /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub you should be able to read the public key
- if so the problem lies with the writing to
/abiscard/local/root/.ssh/authorized_id file (most likely)


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Subject: "Permission denied" Problem

Hi All,

I have a query on accessing a root file as a non-root user. The problem
is described as follows.

I wanted to execute the following command 

cat /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub > /abiscard/local/root/.ssh/authorized_id 

as a non-root user i.e "backup" user. Is there any way I could do this.
This is for my project requirement.

Your reply will be well appriciated.

Ravi R.S

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