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Old 07-02-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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ssh-add without timeout?

I followed this tutorial to set up public key authentication so that I can use ssh in a script called by crontab.

The tutorial says to add this to the .bashrc file (or .bash_profile?):
alias keyon="ssh-add -t 10800"
Which gives a timeout of about 3 hours.

However, I would like to know if it's possible to completely remove the timeout and if not, what the maximum time limit is for ssh-add.

What happens if I just put in:
alias keyon="ssh-add"

Will it memorize the keys until I reboot or type keyoff?

Last edited by [KIA]aze; 07-02-2007 at 06:43 AM.
Old 07-03-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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Yes. That is exactly what it will do.


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