Re: where is the file?

"thecoolone" <jahan9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

Uli Wachowitz wrote:
On 2006-12-07, thecoolone <jahan9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
where can i just find the .ssh directory and id_dsa

Have you looked in your $HOME dir?

i did that. It sfays /var/www
and when i try to make a new public key it says:
"Generating public/private dsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/var/www/.//.ssh/id_dsa):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
open /var/www/.//.ssh/id_dsa failed: Permission denied.
Saving the key failed: /var/www/.//.ssh/id_dsa."

And when i try to remote login using the public key i get this message
and it then asks for the remote machine's password.
"Failed to add the host to the list of known hosts

The error message is saying that the key was not created successfully -
which explains why you cannot find it. It looks like a permissions (or
missing directory) issue. What error do you get if you do:
touch /var/www/.//.ssh/id_dsa