I created a public/private key to authenticate myself to my web server via ssh, and that seemed to work fine at the time.
Since, every time I try to log on via ssh I have a heart attack because I get the infamous "Permission denied (public key)" message. I can try as many times as I like, but it does not log me on until I open the samba directory and log on to that in another window.
Is this a bug? Is there something I don't understand? Is ssh meant to refuse all connections until a user is logged on through another channel?