Hi Marc -
It's turned off. SSH public key will not work to zoo, because it uses a
Kerberized network filesystem.
With password auth, zoo can generate a Kerberos TGT which allows access
to your homedir (among other things.) That can't happen with an SSH
public key. If we turned it on, public key would get you an
unprivileged shell, which we thought would be confusing. Support wise,
we decided it would be better to turn it off.
If you're on-campus, it's possible to configure your workstation as a
Kerberos client in UVM.EDU, kinit -f there, and then ssh to zoo using
your forwardable credential.
Marc Farnum Rendino wrote:
> Folks -
> Is publickey auth allowed/working on zoo?
> My public and private keys are in the same places as on other systems,
> and work OK on the other systems, though not on zoo; it always falls
> through to password auth (which does succeed).
> I tried verbose mode and watch if offer both my RSA & DSA keys in turn
> and each fails with no indication why.
> I've also tried connecting from several "client" systems (with their own
> key pairs), so it's not one system.
> Any clues?
Systems Architecture & Administration
Enterprise Technology Services
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT USA