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Fix broken SSH Public Key Authentication
Authored by: vykor on Sep 25, '07 08:28:10AM
In StrictMode configuration, SSH imposes permission requirements on the home directory, ~/.ssh, as well as the key file itself. None of these directories should be set to writeable by anyone except owner. The reason is that if any of these is writeable, someone else can simply blow away the enclosing directory, re-establish the directory structure, and put his own key in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

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