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Re: How to start keychain?

>After much reading, to try to get a cron job being able to run with ssh, I 
>found that the best solution for me appears to be to run keychain, with 
>--clear.  I found the IBM tutorials, which helped a lot, until it came to the 
>bit about setting up the automatic loading of keychain.  That's when you 
>realise how out of date the tutorials are.  Parts 1 and 2 were written in 
>2001 and part 3 in 2002.  Much has changed since then.
>Trying to follow the instructions but adapting to what happens now, I put the 
>following into ~/.bash_profile
>/usr/bin/keychain --clear ~/.ssh/id_dsa
>source ~/.bashrc
>Into ~/.bashrc I put
>eval `ssh-agent`                        #should that have been changed to 'eval keychain'?
>and at the start of the cron job I put
>source ~/.keychain/david.lydgate.lan-sh
>Then I logged out, and back in.  Keychain did not start.  I ran 'eval 
>keychain' and the cron job has completed once correctly.
>Is it just the eval statement that is wrong, or do I need to change other 

Anne, this may be a bit late in the day, but have you looked
at the docs on the rsync homepage?
There's an entry there:

A nice tutorial on setting up ssh to avoid password prompts also covers
how you can restrict the commands allowed and setup a cron job to run rsync.

I've tried using the --password-file option in the past, but this
never worked. I suspect its only valid if the remote host is running
an rsyncd...


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