CyberNinja wrote:Where is your public key stored? If it is in your home directory and that is not mounted, it would explain why public key auth does not work for you. Also, have you tried the -v flag with your ssh client to gather verbose debug information?
The server that I'm having an issue with doesn't mount my home directory. I can log in with my password.
remove the key of your server from the /home/bitlord/.ssh/known_hosts file and try to ssh again.Regards,
the public key should be copied/appended to the authorized_keys as follows: cat id_rsa.pub >> authorized_keys
check the path of your home directory in the ssh server, it may help in diagnosing why your home directory fails to mount.