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Make sure in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config you have the following settings: PubkeyAuthentication yes ChallengeResponseAuthentication no UsePAM yes AllowUsers YOUR_USER_NAME
I have no problems using Host aliases defined in .ssh/config with rsync. Perhaps you shouldn't be using the sudo, which might make SSH use root's settings.
similar question here permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection answer was By default, the SSH server denies password-based login for root. In /etc/ssh/sshd_config, change: PermitRootLogin without-password to PermitRootLogin yes And restart SSH: sudo service ssh restart
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