....... Original Message .......
On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:45:47 +0200 "Nathan Jackson-Eeles"
>As far as I know, shadow passwords shoudn't affect pubkey logins, in
>fact any password policies on the machine will be overridden if you
>use pubkey auth.

This is only true if you don't use PAM. I don't have the original message
handy to see if that's the case here.