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Re: Ssh keys problem



On Tuesday 21 March 2006 20:04, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > OK - so something else, somewhere, must have been starting ssh-agent
> > without those variables.  I rebooted, and no longer get the messages I
> > saw before.  I am asked for the password, though, every time I transfer
> > files.  There doesn't seem to be a conf file where you can set the key to
> > remain active for a specific time, as there is with gpg.
>
> These are also good resources, if you'd like to learn more about the SSH
> agent:
>
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-keyc.html
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-keyc2/
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/keychain/
>
Thanks, I'll take a look at them.

> I dislike keychain, personally, but if you find that it's secure
> *enough* for your environment, then it may be useful.
>
> I prefer to use ssh keys with no passphrase, bound to a single command
> on the remote host using this syntax:
>
> command="do something specific" ssh-rsa ....

I want it to be able to do a scripted rsync when I'm busy with something else, 
so keys seem the best answer - certainly preferable to having passwords in a 
plain text file.

Anne

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