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SSH public key authentication to afp vs local home directory

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I am trying to build a cluster of 8 Mac minis with an iMac as a login/file server.

The iMac runs OS X Server and an OpenDirectory master.


A local/network user has been created with his home directory is on /User,

which is shared with AFP.


When computational nodes (the Mac minis) are connected to the OpenDirectory master on the iMac

and remote login is turned on, the user can login via ssh.


To make the cluster useful for MPI jobs, I need to allow password-less login to the computational nodes.

I created public/private key pair with


ssh-keygen -t rsa


without a password.

I copied to authorized_keys with a correct permission.


I should be able to login to a Mac mini, but sometimes I can't.


For a user using a local home directory on each machine,

I have no problem: the public key authentication works just fine.


I feel that this is a problem with AFP.


Any similar experiences? Workarouds?

iMac, OS X Server


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