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Old 01-23-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
cmfarley19
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Running ssh from crontab


I want to establish and ssh connecto to my home machine from a crontab entry. I use it for port forwarding for vnc & mail.
If I type the following at a commandline:
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ssh -p 443 -l username -L 112: pop.someserver.com:110 -L 114: pop.someotherserver.net:110 -L 26:smtp.yetanotherserver.com:25  -g dest_machine
I am prompted to enter my password.

How do I automate the entry of the password if I run the above command from crontab?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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you can try using public key authentication.
 
  


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