hostbased failing and can't derive reason of failure in debugging output

Tim Rice tim at
Tue Dec 9 03:46:19 EST 2003

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Carson Gaspar wrote:

> Does your hosts.equiv / shosts / known_hosts / whatever have entries of the 
> form host.domain.tld. (with the trailing dot!)? If not, that is probably 
> your problem. The current OpenSSH code doesn't strip off the trailing dot 
> for hostbased. The developers have some reason for not fixing this, but 
> I've never understood what it is.

I've seen some people say they need a trailing dot.
Hostbased auth works just fine here without trailing dots in shosts.

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