Re: SSH with no passphrase needed
On Thu, 02 Jan 2003, Jonathan D. Proulx <email@example.com> 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 :)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences