ssh w/o password?
I have a two machine network at home and I want to replace ftp and
telnet with ssh for security reasons. I am under the impression that it
is possible to set things up so that I do not have to login with my
password, but I have not been able to do so.
My user name is the same on both boxes.
I am connecting from a Sarge box, the host I am trying to connect to is
When I connect for the first time I get a message saying that the host
can not be authenticated, do I want to continue. I say yes and I am
presented with a prompt for my password. I enter the password and I am in.
On subsequent connections, I no longer get the warning (I now have a
.ssh/known_hosts file which contains the name, IP address and ssh-rsa
key for the other machine -- this is the ONLY file in the directory) but
I still need to supply my password.
It seems to me that I need to set up personal keys and this is what I am
lacking, but I have not determined how to do so. The host keys were
created at setup, but I have no clue how to create personal keys. How
do I create these keys.
Is there anything else that I need to do to config files to get this to
Thanks for any and all help.