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Re: SSH authentication

 On Thu, 3 Jan 2008 19:18:30 -0500 
Derek Martin <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> My second guess would be that the permissions of your home directory 
> itself have been changed to allow group or other to write there.  This 
> would allow someone to remove your .ssh directory and replace it with 
> a new copy with whatever authorized_keys file the attacker wants, so 
> by default it's not allowed.  You mentioned .ssh and authorized_keys 
> are secured, but didn't mention about your home directory. 

This is a possibility. I recently moved the /home directory tree to 
another server. But, I think the ssh issue occurred prior , but I had 
not considered my home directory permissions could be at fault. 
In any case, I'll check them in the Am. 
Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
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