Question on SSH Public Key

John O'Loughlin j.oloughlin at
Mon Oct 8 14:24:18 UTC 2007

look at ssh -v user at server

also tail the logs on the server

tail -f /var/log/messages (or /var/log/secure)

that should give some clues


On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, Ravi Shanmugam wrote:

> Hi All,
> I wanted to setup a client and server without password authentication.
> So I have copied "/root/.ssh/" from client which contains the
> public key to
> "/root/.ssh/authorized_keys" in the server. But still it is prompting
> for the password. Could someone help me. Your response will be well
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ravi R.S
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