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Old 12-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
rkomar
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Originally Posted by MartinZ View Post
Hi rkomar,

thanks a lot for that attempt.

I do not get logged in though:

Code:
sftp -P 1124 reader@192.168.2.34
prompts me for a password for user reader (which i do not know).

I created a key pair before and copied the public key to the "authorized_keys2" file.

Besides that:

i think a normal ftp instead of sftp could be even more useful. Windows users could connect via ftp in explorer this way (like it was possible by "get_root").
Even better a Samba server on PBs side would be to Windows users.
Look in pb_sshd/sshd.log to see if the problem was logged. If not, you can edit sshd_start.app and change the "-q" option to sshd to "-d" to get even more debugging information. It looks like it isn't getting a match on the key. Maybe you can try the "-i" option with sftp to specify the exact location of the id_rsa (or whatever) private key file.

As far as the other stuff goes, I don't think you can run telnetd or ftpd as non-root user. The whole point of this was to provide something for a non-rooted device. I agree that the secure versions of ftp, telnet and rcp are much less common, but I don't see what else to do about it.
I haven't looked into running samba under a non-privileged account. I don't know if it is possible or not, but I'll have a look. I agree that it would be pretty useful.
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