I am having docker Demon running on a ubuntu ec2 host.

I am able to setup an sshd conatainer on this ubuntu ec2 host and able to ssh in from the docker host .i.e.

ubuntu@ip-172-16-27-205:~/docker-work$ sudo docker run -d -P --name ssh-enabled ssh-enabled

ubuntu@ip-172-16-27-205:~/docker-work$ sudo docker port ssh-enabled
22/tcp ->

ubuntu@ip-172-16-27-205:~/docker-work$ ssh root@ -p 32768

The authenticity of host '[]:32768 ([]:32768)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is e6:74:aa:52:8e:3d:19:7a:92:da:85:d4:b9:f9:ed:f1.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '[]:32768' (ECDSA) to the list of known      hosts.
root@'s password:
Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.19.0-30-generic x86_64)

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However I am not sure how could I connect to this container from outside docker host.

I can ssh to docker host from an outside machine like below

 ssh -i /home/xxxxxx/xxxxxxxxx.pem ubuntu@

however I wish to ssh directly to container

docker container is up as shown with below command response

ubuntu@ip-172-16-27-205:~/docker-work$ sudo docker ps -as

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                  CREATED                  STATUS                      PORTS                   NAMES               SIZE
bb7f535124b3        ssh-enabled         "/usr/sbin/sshd -D"      8 minutes ago       Up 8 minutes      >22/tcp   ssh-enabled         32.51 kB (virtual 868.4 MB)

as the docker host is listening on port 32768 When I try to ssh container with user root it fails

rbharadwaj@syd01-devops-ansible02:~$ ssh -i '/home/xxxxx/xxxxxxx.pem' root@ -p 32768 -v
OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu2.8
debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_6.6.1p1  Ubuntu-2ubuntu2.8
debug1: match: OpenSSH_6.6.1p1 Ubuntu-2ubuntu2.8 pat OpenSSH_6.6.1* compat  0x04000000
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com <implicit> none
debug1: kex: client->server chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com <implicit> none
debug1: sending SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_INIT
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_REPLY
debug1: Server host key: ED25519   3e:6a:c6:9e:34:98:2e:81:b5:e1:88:d1:15:63:bb:41
debug1: checking without port identifier
 The authenticity of host '[]:32768 ([]:32768)' can't be established.
 ED25519 key fingerprint is 3e:6a:c6:9e:34:98:2e:81:b5:e1:88:d1:15:63:bb:41.
 Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
 Warning: Permanently added '[]:32768' (ED25519) to the list of   known hosts.
 debug1: ssh_ed25519_verify: signature correct
 debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
 debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
 debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
 debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
 debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
 debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
 debug1: Trying private key: /home/rbharadwaj/syd01-devops-ruc-app-instances
 debug1: key_parse_private2: missing begin marker
 debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA
 debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
 debug1: No more authentication methods to try.
 Permission denied (publickey,password).

Thinking the private key is of user Ubuntu I also tried to ssh into container like below however it fails

ssh -i '/home/xxxx/xxxxx.pem' ubuntu@ -p 32768

kindly suggest how can I can connect to container directly in above scenario

Question author Ruchir-bharadwaj | Source



The output from ssh looks like you have not correctly set up the private key. Is it in the correct location within the container (/root/.ssh/authorized_keys) and does it have the right permissions?

chmod 700 /root/.ssh
chmod 600 /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
Answer author Gabb0