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Re: Passing password in ssh just curious

Just curious

Does this fedora-list group exist to help users with their Linux problems
or as a soapboax for philosophical discussions of computer science principles?

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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:16:26 -0800
From: "Aldo Foot" <lunixer gmail com>
Subject: Re: Passing password in ssh
To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list redhat com>
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On Jan 22, 2008 6:27 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:

> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> >
> >
> > While having a pass phrase (not password) on a ssh key is normally a
> > good idea. But if you need to connect to a remote machine as part of a
> > cron job, a key without a pass phrase, if set up properly, is not that
> > big of a security risk.
> I wouldn't say it's not a big risk - more like it is a risk that you
> have to manage by controlling access to the account where the keys are
> readable - and physical access to the media where they are stored.
> --
> Les Mikesell
> lesmikesell gmail com
Controlling access to the media storing the keys and accounts is of my
concern in particular if the system is located in some other city and
else admins the machine.

Maybe I'm too paranoid.


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