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Old 09-08-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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SSH rsa key

hey all,

So I have become very confused about passwordless logon using ssh. I have a clustering program that requires ssh with rsa auth.
The manual tells me to do
ssh-keygen -t rsa
then when asked where hit enter and when asked for a password hit enter. It then says to move the contents of the to a file called authorized_keys on the slaves.
I did the command on my master and on my slave I have made a file called authorized_keys which is a copy of which came from the master computer. It doesn't work I believe there is something that I am doing wrong but I don't know. I had a quick google but got confused between the different types of auth. Any help would be great.



[edit] This is on a Suse 10.0 system, connected to a Giga switch.

Last edited by PB0711; 09-08-2006 at 08:02 PM.
Old 09-08-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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hi ...

here is a small doc that i tried and works fine..

you can also use ..

ssh -v root@serer-ip-address

to see how the login works...
Old 09-09-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Also please check the Key-based authentication - via SSH without a password

Old 09-10-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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cheers guys will try it on monday.


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