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Old 10-16-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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passwordless ssh question


I used this tutorial to do passwordless ssh connections between my macbook and my linux desktop

http://blogs.translucentcode.org/mic...es/000230.html

One problem I have -
Every time I reboot and start up a terminal, I have to
rm ~/.ssh-agent.sh
ssh-agent > ~/.ssh-agent.sh
source .ssh-agent.sh
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_dsa
Is there any way I can get this to work without having to delete, recreate and source the .ssh-agent.sh file every time I reboot?
 
Old 10-16-2007, 08:03 AM   #2
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yes you can do this through bash programming or write some python script and add it in start up
 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:24 AM   #3
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I've set up passwordless ssh using the instructions below, and don't have to do anything after a reboot.

Managing ssh for Scripts and cron jobs

They go into a bit more detail than is necessary for just passwordless ssh, but the basic operations are:
  1. Create passwordless key on local box
  2. Copy key to remote box and add it to the /.ssh/authorized_keys file
  3. Create passwordless key on remote box
  4. Copy key to local box and add it to the /.ssh/authorized_keys file
  5. Make sure permissions on the /.ssh/ folder and it's contents are set to 644
Hope that helps,


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Old 10-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #4
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thanks guys, it's working
 
Old 10-16-2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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Cool, I'm glad to hear it.


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