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Bad passphrase with public key authentication Dec 29 2010 06:02PM
Niels Stevens (steniels gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Bad passphrase with public key authentication Dec 29 2010 09:04PM
Greg Wooledge (wooledg eeg ccf org) (1 replies)
Re: Bad passphrase with public key authentication Dec 29 2010 09:26PM
Niels Stevens (steniels gmail com)
Thanks a lot, a stupid reboot from my mac and everything was working just fine !
Strange though, I booted up a vm of backtrack and tried connecting from their and it had the same problem.

Kind regards,

Niels Stevens

Op 29-dec-2010, om 22:04 heeft Greg Wooledge het volgende geschreven:

> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 07:02:48PM +0100, Niels Stevens wrote:
>> I tried generating and using different keys.
>>
>> And still every time again the ssh server is complaining : "bad passphrase given, try again..." .
>
> First of all, it's the client that says that, not the server. The server
> never sees the passphrase you use for your private key. (It never sees
> the actual private key, either.)
>
> This problem is most likely caused by an ssh-agent caching the original
> key's passphrase and attempting to use that on the new key. Either
> disable the agent, or restart it (which probably means restarting your
> login session).

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