[Beowulf] Password less ssh
Suvendra Nath Dutta
sdutta at cfa.harvard.edu
Wed Dec 8 08:16:50 PST 2004
This is exactly the steps I followed from another past email in this list.
But it didn't work for me. Which is why I wondered if something was
different about this particular version of OpenSSH or SUSE.
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Sean Dilda wrote:
> Suvendra Nath Dutta wrote:
>> On this note, I know this has been rehashed many times before, but using
>> OpenSSH 3.8 on SUSE 9.1, I couldn't get host authentication to work. I
>> followed all the instructions out in the web but everything failed. I ended
>> up copying the root's dsa key to every user's ssh directory and using
>> public-key authentication. Has someone successfully implemented host
>> authentication using SSH (hopefully v2)
> and has written it up in a
>> nice How To?
> No :)
> Some stuff that might be useful:
> in ssh_config:
> HostbasedAuthentication yes
> EnableSSHKeysign yes # This may not be needed, depending on your version of
> and the 'HostbasedAuthentication' flag needs to be set in sshd_config as
> You also need to make sure all the appropriate keys are in
> And /etc/ssh/shosts.equiv needs to be setup. I did mine with netgroups.
> And if you want root to be able to ssh in with host based, you need to setup
> /root/.shosts as well.
> I did this on RHL9 and RHEL3.
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