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SSH asking for passphrase on public key with no passphrase set

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have been using public key authentication on my servers for a while now, but I am experiencing issues on a new 'client' trying to connect to github. I have read many threads to verify that my permissions are set up correctly and have generated a new key for github. The problem I am facing is that ssh is asking for my passphrase even though I did not set a passphrase. I have even re-made the key to be 100% sure that I did not enter a passphrase. ssh -vvv gives the following related output: debug1: Offering public key: /home/me/.ssh/github.pub debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for (HowTos)