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Old 01-18-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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OpenSSH ssh-agent problems. Bug?

I've installed the latest version of OpenSSH. Now, I don't need a tutorial on SSH as I've used it on countless platforms (we are running four different operating systems on our network) but ssh-agent just doesn't seem to work on Slackware 9.1.

I've created my keypair with ssh-keygen.
I've copied the keypair to the remote machines and appended them to the authorized_keys2 file.
I've verified the correct permissions.

But when I try to spawn an agent, the following happens:

$ eval 'ssh-agent -s'
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-Aon29389/agent.29389; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK;
echo Agent pid 29390;


$ ssh-add
Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.
Basically, the SSH_AUTH_SOCK and SSH_AGENT_PID are not being set, and I can't work out why. The above procedure is exactly what I'd do on OSX and FreeBSD, and it seems to work quite happily.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 01-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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Sorry, I can't answer your question.
I'm just replying to threads with zero replies.

Have you googled?
Old 02-10-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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Go to this article, it explains your problem (and solution) at the bottom.


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