ssh-agent asking for passphrase on non-keyed connections

Markus Friedl markus at
Mon May 26 20:59:24 EST 2003

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 01:08:47PM -0400, Jason McCormick wrote:
> > 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.

is there a ~/.ssh/ file?

if not, then the ssh client does not know the public key
and needs the passphrase, since it needs to figure
out if the matching key is in root's ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file.

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