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Allow SSH access but restrict root's access to a given set of IPs

I want to allow SSH for all users as normal except that I want to restrict root's access based on a set of IP addresses. So, users peter, paul, lary can login from anywhere, but root may login only ...
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Cannot login over ssh

I did something very stupid. I created user accounts on my linux server, then I disabled password logins. I configured ssh to not accept password logins and only accept ssh. I configured the ufw ...
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Error becoming root centos

I'm getting the following error when I'm trying to become root -bash-4.1$ sudo su - Could not open a connection to your authentication agent. * Error: Problem adding; giving up I have tried eval ...
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Enable Massive Concurrent SSH to a single server

My goal is to allow 10000 concurrent sshs running on a single server. For simplicity I am ssh-ing to localhost: for i in `seq 1 10000`; do ssh localhost "echo ${i}; sleep 100" >>./info ...
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iptables and ssh

I'm running Arch Linux and I have a running SSH daemon to access my machine when I'm out side my LAN. I can do the connection, but iptables keeps blocking SSH Daemon, so I can only connect if I turn ...
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opensshd / openssh - allow EITHER keypair or password

I would like to configure my sshd to allow users to authenticate with a keypair, then fallback to password authentication. But I'm struggling to achieve that from the information in the man pages / ...
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X client forwarded over SSH “cannot open display: localhost:11.0”

I have enabled X forwarding on remote machine where SSH server is running: # grep -i forward /etc/ssh/sshd_config X11Forwarding yes # On local machine, I have started SSH client with -X flag ...
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Unexpected Match behavior in sshd_config

I'm trying to configure the following restrictions in my sshd_config: Users with local IP addresses face no restrictions Users with non-local IP addresses, who are in the sftp group, are allowed to ...
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Is 2s a “normal” variation in ssh's execution time?

In my program, ssh "normally" takes around 0.3s, however sometimes it may take more than 2s. I wonder whether this is a normal variation for ssh's execution time, and whether there is some thing I ...
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Can resource over-utilization actually cause users to be unable to SSH to Linux?

The night support guys where I work have a tendency to reboot machines citing the fact that they can't ssh in and figure out what's going on in the first place. It's pretty much against company ...
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How to tell systemd to start sshd later in the boot sequence?

My sshd_config file specifies it should listen on some specific IP addresses instead of on all IP addresses. The problem is that one of these NICs doesn't come up until later in the boot sequence. ...
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How to start sshd on Puppy Linux?

I have installed sshd on puppy linux. Can someone tell me how to start sshd on it?
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Reverse AutoSSH working, but the proxied LISTEN ports fail randomly

I'm having a hard time describing the error, sorry for the lengthy explanation: I have a successful, working, stable reverse AutoSSH solution nailed up between a client beagle board and a server. The ...
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Installing fail2ban on CentOS 7

I am using @GarethTheRed 's answer to this question to install fail2ban on a remote CentOS 7 server. I am able to complete all the steps up until tail -f /var/log/fail2ban.log, at which point I get ...
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Is there a way to tell how a user authenticated their SSH connection ? i.e. whether it was by password or by public key?

I'm locking down my server to use public-key only. I just want to make sure before I flip the switch that all my users have already made the transition, and nobody is left using passwords to log in.
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Forwarding X11 not working - Error: Can't open display: localhost:11.0

LM 17 Xfce OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu2 Despite googling everywhere, I cannot seem to get this to work. I keep getting this error. $ xlogo Error: Can't open display: localhost:10.0 I have tried ...
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“Too many open files ssh” when the number of open files is far below ulimit

I was trying to set up 2000 concurrent ssh connections, but got the error message in server log (i.e. journalctl): sshd[1356]: error: reexec socketpair: Too many open files I've set both the soft ...
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ssh-add -D doesn't erase stored keys from the ssh-agent

How come this happens?: stan@tcpc:~/.ssh$ ssh-add -l 8192 e0:45:5e:cc:45:3e:17:2b:a6:54:6f:8d:53:1b:j2:e3 github (RSA) 2048 25:41:53:a6:45:5d:ac:eb:5c:45:f8:ce:42:a9:he:aa BITBUCKET (RSA) ...
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Display full settings of sshd

The OpenSSH daemon has many "default" values for its settings. So looking at the sshd_config might not give someone the complete set of active settings. How to display the full sshd configuration ...
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Blocking SSH Brute Force attacks on IPv6

I recently had to work with some servers that have an IPv6 connection and I was surprised to find out that fail2ban does not have IPv6 support, neither does denyhosts. Searching on google I found that ...
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Configure ssh users under a group [closed]

I created a group called ssh_group and currently have nearly 20 users under AllowUsers in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. After I created the ssh_group, I modified the AllowGroups line like this AllowGroups ...
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remote shell - are there any non-ssh based alternatives?

Are there any alternative SSH servers other than SSHD? One that is not SSH based? Ideally one that can be installed from offical Debian repository, that listens on a port other than port 22. (To ...
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Adding user override to sshd_config causes ssh_exchange_identification error

I wanted to allow SSH TCP forwarding for a specific user, so I added this section to sshd_config: Match User rainmannoodles AllowTcpForwarding yes TCPKeepAlive yes After that change, I get ...
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SMTP traffic being forwarded through SSH even do AllowTcpForwarding is disabled

I have a situation on one server, where it seems to be spaming over traffic being sent over SSH tunnel. Output below shows connections being made to remote SMTP server that seem to be initiated over ...
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CentOS 7 - ssh login is refused when i use ssh public key, but only works with username password

I am not able to login via SSH key. I place my id_rsa.pub key in the /root/.ssh/authorized_keys [root@s .ssh]# ll total 4 -rw------- 1 root root 403 Jun 8 00:44 authorized_keys [root@s ~]# cat ...
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Use two SSH ports, but open only one?

My iptables.conf looks loosely like this: -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 65000 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -j DROP My sshd_config looks like this: Port 22 Port 65000 #AddressFamily any #ListenAddress 0.0.0.0 ...
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Two ISP and redirecting traffic

I have a gateway with two ISP connected to eth0 and eth2. There is also a eth1 with local network. I'm trying to group some services in one interface and some in the second: incoming traffic 1 ...
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How to prepare a headless machine?

I'm currently preparing an SD-card for my Raspberry Pi, i.e. an ARM machine, while I'm sitting on a x86 one. Therefore I cannot simply chroot into it and run rc-update add sshd default. So, how else ...
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How to start SSH daemon on boot on Linux Mint Debian v2

I'm using Linux Mint Debian v2, 64-bit. I noticed recently that my ssh daemon does not start automatically on boot. It used to. I'm not sure if it had to do with my UFW configuration or sshd_config ...
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CentOS 7 add new user with root privileges

I am reading this tutorial, and trying to create a new user with root privileges and then block root access via ssh in a CentOS 7 server. The problem is that the new user is blocked from doing root ...
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SSH ignores characters after correct password string?

Remote machine 10.10.10.1 has password "asdFGH12" for user named "user". I'm able to log in even if I type in password "asdFGH12dasdkjlkjasdus" or any other characters after the "asdFGH12" string. $ ...
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sshd_config MaxSessions parameter

I have problem with "MaxSessions" parameter in sshd. I would like to restrict number of sessions via one ssh connection. For example for tcp forwarding. When I set MaxSessions to 0, logons are not ...
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xterm Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:11.0

I'm on a windows machine running Xming32, putty and plink. I have two centos boxes. One I can connect to just fine. The other I can't. I'm trying with this command plink -C -v jdearing@BROKENHOST ...
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sudo command inside heredoc block in a ssh session is not working

When i use heredoc and put all the commands inside heredoc as, ssh -t -i master.pem cloud-user@$1 <<EOSSH sudo service x restart sudo service y restart EOSSH it throws error as, ...
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How to ensure ssh via cgroups on centos?

When some cpu-intensive processes are running on the server, chances are that we could not log in to this machine with error 'operation timeout' via ssh command. According to this post answered by ...
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Is sshd_config TPCKeepAlive still using unencrypted channel and therefore vulnerable

This post from 2008 in ubuntuforums recommends disabling TCPKeepAlive Disable TCP KeepAlive messages. These messages are spoofable and are sent outside of the encrypted channel, and ...
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Multiline Text Processing : Editing sshd_config

I have multiple blocks at the end of my sshd_config files like theses: Match User FOO ChrootDirectory /srv/www/FOO AllowTCPForwarding no X11Forwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp ...
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Uselogin in sshd_config

I was looking through my sshd_config file and I found this: #Uselogin no I know it's commented but there is no explanation above it and when I google it, I get this: Don't use the traditional ...
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Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /var/git/.ssh/authorized_keys [duplicate]

EDIT The issue as exposed here is solved (about files modes of the .ssh folder. But an other issue persists so I create a new question : > Unable to login with SSH-RSA key I can no longer ...
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Unable to login with SSH-RSA key

This post is following this question : Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /var/git/.ssh/authorized_keys . The issue as exposed there is solved (about files modes of the ...
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How can I restart the SSH daemon on Ubuntu?

When I type in service sshd restart I get a sshd: unrecognized service error. I do have, in /etc/ssh/ a file sshd_config that I use to set config. I can also putty into the Ubuntu box (it is remote). ...
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Configure OpenSSH server not to require password *or* key for a particular user

For the purpose of a training session, I'd like to make it possible for a particular user to connect without requiring a password or key-based authentication. I do not know the IPs or other data of ...
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Passwordless login only works using directly invoked sshd on server

I've been through as many of the bugfixes as I can find for the classic ssh key issue : I've set up my public and private keys "correctly" but passwordless login still doesn't work. The details : ...
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slow ssh login to a remote machine

I am experiencing slow ssh login from a machine to a remote machine. The verbose of ssh is shown below in two broken blocks. ssh freezes for 15 seconds in the below shown block. [root@zabbix ~]# ssh ...
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fedora 21 workstation and sshguard 1.5 set up

I installed fedora 21 workstation, and I compiled and implemented sshguard 1.5 since I could not find rpm 64. How do I best set up sshguard so that it protects the server? Esp. in terms of reading the ...
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SSH login too slow in Centos 6.6 [closed]

SSH login take too much time in my CentOS machine, and also a ftp server is running on it. Please help me to speedup the login time for both root and ftp user. I tried some tricks but no ...
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Can't connect to the sshd in my unprivileged LXC guest. What to do?

So you configured your unprivileged LXC guest, by defining lxc.id_map = u 0 1000000000 10000 lxc.id_map = g 0 1000000000 10000 and of course assigning those subordinate UID/GID ranges to an ...
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Is there a canonical method to restrict ssh access to certain IP addresses in Unix?

I checked man pages related to ssh on OS X and other systems and tried using hosts.allow and hosts.deny files as per this post, and sshd_config to no avail. $ cat /etc/hosts.allow sshd: ...
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SSH demon not installed in linux embedded device

I have an embedded device which runs linux(arm). I am trying to update the executable through ethernet using scp command. But I got to know that sshd is not running in the device . I need to install ...
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How do I configure SSHd to require 2 (or more) passwords to log in

I'm asking because I want to setup a server that cannot be administered by any single admin, not without the permission (and oversight) of one other authorized admin (there can be many). Since there ...