I'm trying to set up a ssh remote on Android using the latest 5.20140421. For some
reason the assistant fails to set up passwordless login on the remote server. It
adds the required line in
.ssh/authorized_keys on the server side, but it still
keeps asking for the password for every connection. Nothing suspicious appears in
the assistant's log. Also, if I set up a ssh remote on a different directory on the
same server, a new key is generated and added to
authorized_keys, but the passwordless
login still doesn't work.
I didn't file a bug since this would make for a very lousy bug report. How could I look more into what's causing this? Where should the generated keys reside on the Android filesystem?
I think it would be useful for the assistant to check that the generated ssh keys are working properly, and inform the user and/or try to set them up again if there is a problem, instead of silently falling back to asking for the login password on the console.