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Old 12-04-2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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Help with Linux Server Hacks book: Turbo-mode SSH logins


OUTSTANDING BOOK if you guys haven't read it yet!!

However, I have a question.

pg 141 in the SSH chapter, with the ln -s ssh-to server1 command...

Works GREAT -if- the local user and the remote users are the same name. Otherwise it doesn't work.

e.g. I can't be logged in as tobe on server a, and then log in as othername on server b using this ssh-to trick.

Surely someone has found a solution?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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Did you try specifying the user name like:

ssh username@server1
 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:36 PM   #3
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That DOES work.... however-

The shortcut that this page in this book was talking about a script that automatically executes

"ssh username@server1"

when you type just: "server1"

Doesn't work when your local username is different than remote username. But if it happens to be, it works SWEET.

It's a short one line script from that book. I can't remember exactly what it says, as I'm not at my linux machine :P

-T
 
Old 12-20-2003, 12:42 PM   #4
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Well you can do this another way. Just create aliases in your .bashrc (or whatever file sets aliases for your shell.)

examples:
alias server1="ssh userA@server1.com"
alias server2="ssh userB@server2.com"

I have about four of these aliases. Instead of 'server1' I just use the first letter of the server's name. They are all for different usernames.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 11:39 AM   #5
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Dang it. The answer's always right in front of me. an Alias. d'0h.

Thanks.. That'll work just fine!

T
 
  


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