Comments on: Securing a Linux Server: SSH and Brute-Force Attacks http://tipsfor.us/2009/06/15/securing-a-linux-server-ssh-and-brute-force-attacks/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2009/06/15/securing-a-linux-server-ssh-and-brute-force-attacks/#comment-5519 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 06:02:59 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2220#comment-5519 If you have problems logging in after you disable password login, try typing this command:
tail -f on /var/log/secure

Then watch that window as you login. Usually the problem is permissions on the .ssh directory or the authorized_keys file.

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