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I just installed a new vm of Debian from a netinst ISO, everything went fine.

But when I went into /etc/ssh/ssh_config to change the PermitRootLogin setting to yes, it wasn't there, so I added it, PermitRootLogin yes, then restarted ssh, tried to login, it failed.

Keeps saying Permission denied, please try again.

I'm using the right password, as I use it to log into the VM directly.

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  • Oh there is a unix stackexchange, I had no idea. – Mint Feb 1 '16 at 22:46
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Oooh, sorry, rookie mistake, I was actually editing ssh_config file, not sshd_config.

This is what happens when you don't use linux for ages.

It's working as expected now.

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