Re-enabling passphrase request

From: Rich Shepard (rshepard_at_appl-ecosys.com)
Date: 02/20/05

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    Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 12:48:56 -0800 (PST)
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       I've been using openssh-2 for a while now; all the systems are
    Slackware-10.0. Up until a few months ago I was asked for my passphrase when
    initiating a session to another host. If I pressed the [Enter] key I was
    then asked for my password. Now, however, I'm not asked for my passphrase at
    all.

       This is fine when I'm in the office and connecting to the other
    workstation or a portable. But, when I'm away from the office I would prefer
    to use my passphrase from the laptop back to the office network.

       On all hosts, /etc/ssh/sshd_config has "PubkeyAuthentication yes" and
    ~/.ssh/known_hosts has the public key for each of the other hosts. In
    ~/.ssh/known_hosts I do have a mix of ssh-rsa and ssh-dss; the former left
    over from ssh-1 days. Can this be part of the problem?

       I cannot figure out why I am no longer asked for my passphrase, even when
    initiating the session as "ssh -2", nor how to fix it. My reading and google
    searches haven't given me a clue. Do I need to start over and regenerate
    keys? I'd greatly appreciate a clue.

    Thanks,

    Rich

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