Unable to read DSA public key

From: Jagath Samarabandu (email_in_my_sig@nospam.org)
Date: 02/15/02


From: Jagath Samarabandu <email_in_my_sig@nospam.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 14:53:19 -0500

Hello all,

I've been trying to set up public key authentication with an encrypted
private key (~/.ssh/id_dsa), but it seems to fail. Does anyone know why?

My private key file has these lines at the top. I get the feeling that
ssh can't read my private key.

-----BEGIN DSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED
DEK-Info: DES-EDE3-CBC,EF2A0E26D46F3264

INjqX...

-debug output-------
$ ssh -vvv mahaweli
OpenSSH_3.0.2p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090602f
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug1: Seeding random number generator
debug1: Rhosts Authentication disabled, originating port will not be
trusted.
debug1: restore_uid
debug1: ssh_connect: getuid 501 geteuid 0 anon 1
debug1: Connecting to mahaweli [129.100.227.66] port 22.
debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 501/504 (e=0)
debug1: restore_uid
debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 501/504 (e=0)
debug1: restore_uid
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: read PEM private key done: type DSA
debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA
debug1: identity file /home/jagath/.ssh/identity type -1
debug1: identity file /home/jagath/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug3: Not a RSA1 key file /home/jagath/.ssh/id_dsa.
debug2: key_type_from_name: unknown key type '-----BEGIN'
debug3: key_read: no key found
debug2: key_type_from_name: unknown key type 'Proc-Type:'
debug3: key_read: no key found
debug2: key_type_from_name: unknown key type 'DEK-Info:'
debug3: key_read: no key found
debug3: key_read: no space
...
debug2: key_type_from_name: unknown key type '-----END'
debug3: key_read: no key found
debug1: identity file /home/jagath/.ssh/id_dsa type 2
debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software version
OpenSSH_3.0.2p1
debug1: match: OpenSSH_3.0.2p1 pat ^OpenSSH
Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_3.0.2p1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: ssh-rsa,ssh-dss
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael128-cbc,rijndael192-cbc,rijndael256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael128-cbc,rijndael192-cbc,rijndael256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: none
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: none
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: first_kex_follows 0
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: reserved 0
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: ssh-rsa,ssh-dss
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael128-cbc,rijndael192-cbc,rijndael256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael128-cbc,rijndael192-cbc,rijndael256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: none,zlib
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: none,zlib
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: first_kex_follows 0
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: reserved 0
debug2: mac_init: found hmac-md5
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug2: mac_init: found hmac-md5
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
debug1: dh_gen_key: priv key bits set: 127/256
debug1: bits set: 1619/3191
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
debug3: check_host_in_hostfile: filename /home/jagath/.ssh/known_hosts
debug2: key_type_from_name: unknown key type '1024'
debug3: key_read: no key found
debug3: check_host_in_hostfile: match line 4
debug3: check_host_in_hostfile: filename /home/jagath/.ssh/known_hosts
debug2: key_type_from_name: unknown key type '1024'
debug3: key_read: no key found
debug3: check_host_in_hostfile: match line 4
debug1: Host 'mahaweli' is known and matches the RSA host key.
debug1: Found key in /home/jagath/.ssh/known_hosts:4
debug1: bits set: 1615/3191
debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
debug1: kex_derive_keys
debug1: newkeys: mode 1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: waiting for SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: newkeys: mode 0
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: done: ssh_kex2.
debug1: send SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST
debug1: service_accept: ssh-userauth
debug1: got SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT
debug1: authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive,hostbased
debug3: start over, passed a different list
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive,hostbased
debug3: preferred publickey,keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_lookup publickey
debug3: remaining preferred: keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey
debug1: next auth method to try is publickey
debug1: try privkey: /home/jagath/.ssh/identity
debug3: no such identity: /home/jagath/.ssh/identity
debug1: try privkey: /home/jagath/.ssh/id_rsa
debug3: no such identity: /home/jagath/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: try pubkey: /home/jagath/.ssh/id_dsa
debug3: send_pubkey_test
debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for reply
debug1: authentications that can continue:
publickey,password,keyboard-interactive,hostbased
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method
debug3: authmethod_lookup keyboard-interactive
debug3: remaining preferred: password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled keyboard-interactive
debug1: next auth method to try is keyboard-interactive
debug2: userauth_kbdint
debug2: we sent a keyboard-interactive packet, wait for reply
debug2: input_userauth_info_req
debug2: input_userauth_info_req: num_prompts 1
Password:

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