Subject: Beginner question on example code

Beginner question on example code

From: Jacob Rhoden <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:36:15 +1000

Hi Guys,

Let me know if this is not the right place to ask. I have downloaded libssh2 onto my OS/X 10.6 box. it compiles, and the test runs fine.

When I compile and link the ssh2_exec.c example, and try the example, I get "Authentication by password failed", the "libssh2_userauth_password" method is returning LIBSSH2_ERROR_AUTHENTICATION_FAILED

Can anyone help me understand why this might happen. Yes my username/password is correct. The documentation does lead me to believe the only reason this error could occur would be due to an incorrect username and/or password:

The example code does also report:
    "Host check: 2, key: <none>"

However I don't care about host key checking at this point.


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Received on 2010-09-24