Bug 208804 - misc/mc sftpfs requires password authentication in sshd
Summary: misc/mc sftpfs requires password authentication in sshd
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Ben Woods
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-14 17:03 UTC by Trond.Endrestol
Modified: 2018-01-13 22:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (woodsb02)


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Description Trond.Endrestol 2016-04-14 17:03:01 UTC
sftpfs uses password authentication over keyboard-interactive authentication, thus we need to set:

PasswordAuthentication yes

in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

pkg-descr or pkg-message should advise the users of this fact.

I had to turn on debugging in sshd to learn that sftpfs uses password authentication and not keyboard-interactive authentication.

Maybe upstream should consider adding keyboard-interactive and/or publickey authentication.
Comment 1 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2018-01-13 22:02:55 UTC
Maintainer feedback?