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Suddenly unable to connect via SSH

asked 2013-02-18 06:59:27 -0500

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I have a SSH private/public key in my home directory. I was connecting just fine to my shared web hosting accounts and All of a sudden I'm no longer getting a prompt to authenticate the session (passphrase). When I run the ssh or git push commands terminal it just hangs until I Ctrl+C the command. I would normally get a prompt for the passphrase. Now it just hangs there.

Is there any way to reset SSH authentication in Fedora 18? Thanks.

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answered 2013-02-18 09:33:47 -0500

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When troubleshooting SSH, the first step is always to use the -v (or even -vv or -vvv) to get more information about what SSH is doing. Usually a single "-v" is sufficient.

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Thanks. I'll try that and let you know what I find.

fergatron gravatar imagefergatron ( 2013-04-04 08:54:22 -0500 )edit

Using the -v option I was able to determine that my key wasn't being authorized. Thanks for your help.

fergatron gravatar imagefergatron ( 2015-01-28 19:16:02 -0500 )edit

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