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Syslog error in HP-ux

Ashis Ku. Lenka
Occasional Visitor

Syslog error in HP-ux

Dear Team,
I am getting the below error in HP-UX machine and the error was found in /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log.
Is it critical or what ???

22:01:28 sastdap sshd[21974]: error: key_read: uudecode AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAQEAq/o/LlQkGUD1XTQOaeTPIpLtGdTlkXHRozyUJ3S2RocoYJl48Uj/+DzVUztZfrgABScgWxk9UBZy3kazS51QIn3lM84ETC/takXahrhOyKn4K09m+xt+y4e1T\n failed

Have a Nice Day..

Esteemed Contributor

Re: Syslog error in HP-ux

Looks like your public key file format is corrupted. Re-Copy it over to
the sastdap , make sure that you don't change the format.
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Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Syslog error in HP-ux

A public key is one long line and *no* embedded spaces. If you used vi to edit the authorized_keys file, wrap-margin probably broke the string into several lines. The first part of the key is the id such as ssh-rsa, then a space followed by one long string, then a space and comments.

To find the user(s) with this key, use something like this:

grep BZy3kazS51QI /home/*/.ssh/authorized_keys

The string BZy3kazS51QI is just a section out of the middle of the key in syslog.log. The error is an authentication error so some user is having trouble with a public key.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: Syslog error in HP-ux

Hi Ashis,
>>Is it critical or what ???

No its not critical error.

It seems its related to ssh.