Error: Fedora 15 - ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory

While you run virt-manager on a Fedora 15 desktop and try to connect to a KVM host, you get the following error message:

cannot recv data: ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
Host key verification failed.
: Connection reset by peer

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 1055, in _try_open
    None], flags)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", line 107, in openAuth
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpenAuth() failed')
libvirtError: cannot recv data: ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
Host key verification failed.
: Connection reset by peer



Install the openssh-askpass package on the Fedora 15 desktop. Become root first:


Then run:

yum install openssh-askpass

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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