[Bug 872] SSH client fails for non-root users with "Host key verification failed"

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Mon May 24 05:19:28 EST 2004


           Summary: SSH client fails for non-root users with "Host key
                    verification failed"
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 3.8.1p1
          Platform: ix86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: ssh
        AssignedTo: openssh-bugs at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: bugzilla.mindrot.org at foxtail.org

Attempting to open an ssh session to any remote host fails when attempted by a
non-root user.  The error message is 

ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/lib/misc/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
Host key verification failed.

Yes, ssh-askpass is not installed as the client system is not running X.  When
the root user executes the same command (ssh remoteuser at remotehost) the ssh
client displays the password prompt on stdout, accepts the password on stdin,
and opens the session successfully.  I've seen evidence that others are
encountering this problem: 


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