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Re: Ssh keys problem



Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 March 2006 14:41, Andy Green wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> ssh-agent is just an empty pocket until you give it your key and
>>>> passphrase with ssh-add.
>>> That creates id_dsa - which was there before.  Is there some sort of
>>> clean-up going on, so that it needs to be renewed?
>> What do you mean "creates id_dsa"?  ssh-add does not create
>> ~/.ssh/id_dsa.  It may read it, that's all.
>>
> Badly worded -
> 
> Identity added: /home/anne/.ssh/id_dsa (/home/anne/.ssh/id_dsa)
> 
> Anne
> 
What this is saying is that ssh-agent will now handle that key.
You will not have to provide the password for that key. But this
is only true for the shell(s) that are configured to use that
running ssh-agent. If you are running this on one VT, and you
are logged into another VT, you will still need to supply the
password on the second VT, unless you configure it to use the
same ssh-agent. You run into the same problem if you start
ssh-agent in one xterm, and try to use it in another xterm. But
there are versions of ssh-agent that work with Gnome and KDE that
will work with their terminal programs so that you can use it is
all the terminals you open.

Mikkel
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