using rsa to log on without password

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Date: 04/05/05


Date: 5 Apr 2005 05:04:22 -0700

hi all,

one one side (client) is Solaris 8, the server is Solaris 9.

I copied keyfiles generated by ssh_keygen.

sol8> ssh -v solaris9
<snipet>
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Offering public key: /.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-rsa blen 149
debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA
debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey).
</snipet>
sol9>

succeeds, but

adding the line :

DSAAuthentication no

to the clients ssh_config file results in:

sol8> ssh -v solaris9
<snipet>
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
debug1: No more authentication methods to try.
Permission denied (publickey,password).

Any idea why DSA disabling impacts the use of rsa keys?

thanks in advance for any help.