cstewart30
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sshd_config operation not permitted

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I have ssh'd into the ESXi host and opened the sshd_config file with vi added some info, then I go to save my changes and with :wq! but then I get 'sshd_config' operation is not permitted.

The default permissions on the file was 644, I even tried changing it to 600, but not change.

I have loaded the DoD STIG VIB, so not sure if that makes any difference or not. 

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cstewart30
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I found a work around.  I created a new file with all the settings, then deleted the sshd_config and then copied the new file to sshd_confg and now it's all good. 

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vmrale
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Hi,

it should be related with this fling you mentioned. I checked on my hosts and sshd_config file has 600 permissions.

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Radek

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cstewart30
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I found a work around.  I created a new file with all the settings, then deleted the sshd_config and then copied the new file to sshd_confg and now it's all good. 

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