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31Aug/160

ssh asking for password when it shouldn’t

Posted by Quinn

After a recent Ubuntu upgrade, one of my frequented remote servers stopped accepting my public key and was prompting me for my password.  The password is gross and unwieldy and I was most put-out, I must say.  So, I googled the title of this post.  Mostly suggestions to check the permissions of various files.  All of mine were locked tight to user-only, including my home directory.

Of course, I'd already tried ssh -vvv to get all the debugging output.  Unfortunately, I zoomed in on the following message:

debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method

Instead of this one a little further up:

debug1: Skipping ssh-dss key /home/ME/.ssh/keyfiles/ME.key - not in PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes

Rather than add ssh-dss to the supported types, I just created a new key with ssh-keygen.   An ssh-copy-id later, everything worked.

... except when it didn't.  Adding the following to ~/.ssh/config</tt for the offending host worked:

Host refuses-my-agent-keys.jerkass.com
    PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes +ssh-dss

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10Mar/160

Pun-Pun

Posted by Quinn

Image of a small dog-like humanoid creature wielding a shield and sword with the caption "PUN PUN: The game is over. I am the DM now."

Unknown artist's rendering of Pun-Pun.

 

Cleverly twisted manipulation of D&D 3.5E rules to create the godlike kobold "Pun-Pun".

Source: Pun-Pun (3.5e Optimized Character Build) - D&D Wiki

8Feb/160

The PS4’s Cloud Save System Is Inadequate

Posted by Quinn

... and this is why I've been unable to share/upload my Fallout 4 videos.  When I get home, going to "Settings" -> "Application Saved Data Management" and turning "Auto Upload" OFF.

I don't even use this cloud-save system.   Must've ticked the box when I was going through settings after purchase.  In any case, their cloud system really does suck compared to XB1-- which I have used when the little special lady-friend gamer comes over to play.

In the comparison between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Sony is about as behind in how they handle cloud saves as they are in getting their console to run Halo. It’s time for them to close this gap.

Source: The PS4's Cloud Save System Is Inadequate

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