OpenSSH is not asking for passwords.

James Supancic arrummzen at
Sat Apr 23 19:01:02 EST 2005

ls -l /dev/tty
crw-rw-rw- 1 root 0 5, 0 Apr 20 22:07 /dev/tty
Its almost the same save I have a 0 where you have root, im not sure
why that is, probably has something to do with groups not being setup.

When I first made my initrd I used only /dev/console, I just recently
added /dev/tty*s. I am not sure if I am using the ttys or the console?
What does it matter? Doesn't ssh just use stdio like all other apps?

Thank you for your time,
James Steven Supancic III

On 4/23/05, Darren Tucker <dtucker at> wrote:
> James Supancic wrote:
> > I am trying to use shfs to mount a remote root filesystem for a
> > diskless workstation. The system downloads its kernel and initrd from
> > a server. I have tried repeatedly to get a working installation of ssh
> > on the initrd with no success. I finally got ssh to connect to the
> > server.
> [...]
> > BUT when I try to use ssh on the diskless system It goes like this
> > bash-2.05b# ssh -l root -F /etc/ssh_config
> > Permission denied, please try again.
> > Permission denied, please try again.
> > Permission denied, please try again.
> > bash-2.05b#
> Make sure your initrd image has a /dev/tty and that it has the correct
> major, minor and perms.  For Linux, that's:
> $ ls -l /dev/tty
> crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 5, 0 Apr 23 17:43 /dev/tty
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