Troubles connecting with ssh

Asked by Miles Hamilton on 2011-11-30

Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu, just started using it a few days ago and have really enjoyed it thus far. One issue I am running into is when I try to ssh to another device that I own it disconnects. I am using the right password and account but it disconnects. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The session is as follows:

miles@ubuntu:~$ ssh 173.157.110.110 -l login -p 222
The authenticity of host '[173.157.110.110]:222 ([173.157.110.110]:222)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 48:77:9c:ca:be:78:50:60:6d:2d:d0:83:bf:56:c9:32.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '[173.157.110.110]:222' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
login@173.157.110.110's password:
Connection to 173.157.110.110 closed.
miles@ubuntu:~$

Hopefully none of this is too identifying. The other device is my Palm Pixi if that helps. I enabled ssh from the Pixi side and I'm pretty sure I did everything else right. Did I maybe miss something? I have been following the tutorial at http://palmpre-hacks.com/palm-pre-hacks/how-to-set-up-google-gps-tracking-on-your-palm-pre/ to the T

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On the client run:

mv ~/.ssh ~/.ssh_old

Then try connecting, is it ok?

Miles Hamilton (mileshamilton) said : #2

It didn't change anything, I am wondering if there is maybe a setting on the server side that could be preventing access? What would be some common things to check?

Can you access to ssh server logs to indagate... ?

Miles Hamilton (mileshamilton) said : #4

Any idea where I might find the ssh server logs?

/var/log/auth.log

Miles Hamilton (mileshamilton) said : #6

There doesn't appear to be anything in this log relative to the ssh session, but I am by no means an expert. I ran another attempt and the only thing in the log during the time I am on is this:

Dec 1 14:16:28 ubuntu lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:session): session opened for user lightdm by (uid=0)
Dec 1 14:16:28 ubuntu lightdm: pam_ck_connector(lightdm:session): nox11 mode, ignoring PAM_TTY :0
Dec 1 14:16:30 ubuntu lightdm: pam_succeed_if(lightdm:auth): requirement "user ingroup nopasswdlogin" not met by user "miles"
Dec 1 14:16:30 ubuntu dbus[820]: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.22" (uid=113 pid=1306 comm="/usr/lib/indicator-datetime/indicator-datetime-ser") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.12" (uid=0 pid=1101 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon ")
Dec 1 14:16:44 ubuntu lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:session): session closed for user lightdm
Dec 1 14:16:44 ubuntu lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:session): session opened for user miles by (uid=0)
Dec 1 14:16:44 ubuntu lightdm: pam_ck_connector(lightdm:session): nox11 mode, ignoring PAM_TTY :0
Dec 1 14:16:48 ubuntu polkitd(authority=local): Registered Authentication Agent for unix-session:/org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session2 (system bus name :1.47 [/usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1], object path /org/gnome/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.UTF-8)
Dec 1 14:16:54 ubuntu dbus[820]: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.50" (uid=1000 pid=1557 comm="/usr/lib/indicator-datetime/indicator-datetime-ser") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.12" (uid=0 pid=1101 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon ")
Dec 1 14:17:02 ubuntu CRON[1692]: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Dec 1 14:17:02 ubuntu CRON[1692]: pam_unix(cron:session): session closed for user root
Dec 1 14:24:18 ubuntu gnome-keyring-daemon[1369]: unsupported key algorithm in certificate: 1.2.840.10045.2.1
Dec 1 14:24:57 gnome-keyring-daemon[1369]: last message repeated 7 times

I attempted to connect around 14:16 and again around 14:20 or so. does any of this make sense? For some reason I get the impression that my laptop, which is what I am using to access my phone, needs to be on some kind of list. The way it sounds to me is that when a request comes in from an external location, the phone runs the info from the external computer against a list and if it isn't in the list it closes the connection. Would this make sense? If it does, what type of file and location should I look for for this list? (It doesn't say much about in the config file)

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