[NBLUG/talk] SSH not letting me login

Dave Sisley dsisley at arczip.com
Wed Nov 3 16:27:47 PST 2004

On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 01:53:20PM -0800, Augie Schwer wrote:
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> On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 06:29:41 -0800, Dave Sisley <dsisley at arczip.com> wrote:
> > I invite any TRUE experts out there to explain why the permissions need
> > to be set this way.  Why should ssh care who can write to my home partition?
> > I'd understand if ssh was worried about protecting the .ssh subdirectory
> > inside my homedir.  Shouldn't ssh mind it's own business?
> Dave,
> Well you would not want someone coming by and :
> mv -f ssh-trojan .ssh
> now would you? :)
> Augie.

Heck, no!  But I can see that's why ssh would care about the .ssh 
directory, but it doesn't explain why ssh should enforce certain 
conditions on my home directory. 

I think Eric's post explains it pretty well (I think.  See further 
down in the thread).  


Dave Sisley
dsisley at arczip.com

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