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Re: SSH with no passphrase needed

On Thu, 02 Jan 2003, Jonathan D. Proulx <jon@ai.mit.edu> wrote...

: On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 02:02:31PM -0800, Ryan Lovett wrote:
: :Or 'exec ssh-agent bash' to get rid of the usually useless parent shell.
: Or if you want to be cool like me automate teh whole thing in your
: .profile :)

Package: keychain
Description: An OpenSSH key manager
 Keychain is an OpenSSH key manager, typically run from ~/.bash_profile.  When
 run, it will make sure ssh-agent is running; if not, it will start ssh-agent.
 It will redirect ssh-agent's output to ~/.ssh-agent, so that cron jobs that
 need to use ssh-agent keys can simply source this file and make the necessary
 passwordless ssh connections.  In addition, when keychain runs, it will check
 with ssh-agent and make sure that the ssh RSA/DSA keys that you specified on
 the keychain command line have actually been added to ssh-agent.  If not, you
 are prompted for the appropriate passphrases so that they can be added by

I've found this package to be quite useful for this.

 Matt Hope <matth@unsw.edu.au>
 System Administrator,
 School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

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