SSH postponed authentication (publickey)Posted: 25 January 2011
An interesting syslog message!
sshd[xxx]: 'Postponed publickey for oracle from ::ffff:18.104.22.168 port 9264 ssh2'
As Tom explains,
ssh is just stepping through the client-configured authentication types (enabled in either ssh_config or ~/.ssh/config) and trying them in turn, but acknowledging that a publickey was presented, and postponing its use until after trying the first auth type.