Re: SSH Question...
On Thu, 06 Nov 1997 02:48:26 -0900 Adam Shand (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> I'm setting up an automated script which needs the functionality of rsh to
> execute some commands on a remote machine, and I need it to *not* prompt
> for a pasword. I know that I can do this with SSH using a .shosts file,
> but I would like to use one of SSH's additional methods of host
> authentication as well (to make it more secure against DNS pollution
> attacks etc).
> Is this possible to do and still not have to enter a password? Can anyone
> expain how or point me to relevant documentation?
You want to use ssh-agent.
This works like this:
make a key pair with ssh-keygen
put the public key in any server you want to be able to log in
put the private key in any machine you want to log from
put a .identity link in your .ssh directory
run ssh-agent and ssh-askpass before running ssh/scp/slogin.
You also want to read the ssh and ssh-agent manpages...
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