Can I savely remove the entire .ssh directory
[I APOLOGIZE FOR DUPLICATE POSTING THIS THREAD]
I use three different remote computers for a study-related project (2 for research, 1 webserver), from my local laptop, with SSH.
I am a mere user, I do not have admin rights.
I use SSH and SCP a lot.
Having to type in the password each time I use ssh/scp sucked. So I copied the id_rsa.pub into the authorized_keys.
However, I think somehow I mixed s/th up. I am not sure and can not reconstruct what I did wrong, anyway between some of the computers I can use scp/ssh w/o problems, but with some combinations I am still asked for the password.
What I want to do: start from scratch.
My question is:
Can I just erase the .ssh directory everywhere, generate new private and public keys, and copy them accordingly?
I ask because I am afraid that I will screw up completely if I erase the .ssh dirs. After I erased the .ssh dirs, will I still be able to log in, at least if using the password?
Last edited by mechagojira; 02-06-2008 at 03:39 AM.