ssh-agent asking for passphrase on non-keyed connections

Jason McCormick jason at
Mon May 26 03:08:47 EST 2003

> do you have ssh -vvv output?

I've put two outputs on my website so I don't clutter the list:

The first log is my successful session from my workstation to a server 
using my username 'jason'.  The server has my key in 
~/.ssh/authorized_keys.  The second log is my ssh-ing to the same 
machine to root that has no ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file.

From looking at the logs it looks as if SSH is going through ~/.ssh and 
trying anything it finds in id* while not acknowledging that 
~/.ssh/id_dsa is already stored in the agent.

Jason McCormick
jason at
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