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Date:      15 Sep 2003 09:30:44 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        "Bryn Dyment" <>
Subject:   Re: SSH: failed password after fresh install
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c37aea$bd8f58d0$0600a8c0@t20>
References:  <000001c37aea$bd8f58d0$0600a8c0@t20>

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"Bryn Dyment" <> writes:

> I've installed two FreeBSD boxes on my LAN.  On the first box, the only
> thing I did after the install process was edit "/etc/ssh/sshd_config",
> setting "PermitRootLogin" to "yes", then issuing "killall -1 sshd".  After
> this change, I could successfully connect to this box via my SSH client.
> I did the same thing with the second box, but I cannot login via my SSH
> client.  I get an invalid password error, and "Failed password" also appears
> on the server in "/var/log/auth.log".  I have rebooted, and also
> reinstalled, to no avail.  Any idea as to what could be causing this error?

A bad password?  That would be easy to check.

Otherwise, increase the logging verbosity of sshd, and let it tell you
why it's unhappy.

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