apparent ssh_config fascism

Markus Friedl markus at
Sat Nov 16 04:26:56 EST 2002

On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 04:59:24PM +0000, Phillip Brown wrote:
> $ ssh localhost
> Hostbased authentication not enabled in /etc/ssh/ssh_config
> ssh_keysign: no reply
> key_sign failed
> Permission denied (publickey,password,keyboard-interactive,hostbased).
> The situation is rectified by enabling Hostbased authentication in
> /etc/ssh/ssh_config (as the error message suggests), but this must be
> done by the systems administrator.  Why is the setting in .ssh/config not
> sufficient?  Is this behaviour a bug or a feature?

the systems administrator has to allow the use of the
private hostkey for authentication.

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