why cant i enter blank password in ssh in terminal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ericfunquist, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. ericfunquist macrumors newbie

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    im trying to connect to my other computer via ssh and the account has a blank password and when prompted for the password it wont connect because it wont let me enter a blank passwprd it just keeps saying password over and over

    what do i do

    ps i cant change password on the other comuter cause its my moms
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    You really need to tell her to put a password. Not having a password is really bad.
     
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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  4. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    No password on SSH kind of defeats the purpose of using SSH; however, I've read that it's possible to set up a shared encryption key without a password.
     
  5. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Yep you can authenticate with a your private key but this doesn't this will note disable the empty password authentication which remains very unsecure !
     

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