Re: passphrase vs password (again)
From: Jun Sun (email@example.com)
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:01:47 -0800 From: Jun Sun <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Attica <email@example.com>
On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 01:09:15PM -0500, Attica wrote:
> : What is the difference, to you, between a passphrase and a password? The
> : difference seems to be semantic, no difference to the sshd.
> Maybe it is in reference to whether or not the local public-key (which requires
> what is commonly called a "passphrase" to use) or the tunnelled password for
> the remote account is used?
> If this is the case, it's probably dependent upon whether a public/private
> keypair exists on the different machines, as well as the configuration on the
> remote server. If the remote server is configured to check for a publickey
> first, and default to password if it doesn't exist, this will happen. A
> system with a public/private keypair will use a "passphrase", while a system
> w/o the keypair will use a "password".
Thanks for all the replies. This is true with my case. I basically did
not add the public keys of the new machines into my server. Thus they
all default back to password authentication.