Configure SSH Server on DragonFlyBSD After First Time Installation

I used to access server via ssh after first time installation of an server and since I use ‘common’ IP then I get famous message.

Get rid of that message :

$ ssh-keygen -f "/home/alamsyah/.ssh/known_hosts" -R
/home/alamsyah/.ssh/known_hosts updated.
Original contents retained as /home/alamsyah/.ssh/known_hosts.old

Then I try ssh

$ ssh [email protected]
The authenticity of host ‘ (’ can’t be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is 25:e4:32:fb:04:35:f8:63:fb:28:d9:55:2d:51:1e:8d.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added ‘’ (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
Permission denied (publickey).

Ups, Permission denied.

After google and read manual I got solution for editing ssh configuration


Yes, ee is exist here in case you wondering about text editor here 🙂


Change “PasswordAuthentication” value from no to yes and save the file starting by press ESC button.

Restart ssh service


Retry ssh access from terminal or putty

$ ssh [email protected]
[email protected]’s password:
Last login: Thu Jan 16 11:24:46 2014
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DragonFly v3.6.0-RELEASE (GENERIC) #10: Sun Nov 24 07:57:21 PST 2013

Welcome to DragonFly!

Having trouble using fetch through a firewall?  Try setting the environment
variable FTP_PASSIVE_MODE to yes, and see fetch(3) for more details.
> su

Great. This step give me more confident to explore the machine.