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Re: FTP access to master.debian.org

On Tue, 21 Jan 1997, Bart Schuller wrote:

> Stuart Lamble writes:
> > "Brian C. White" <bcwhite@verisim.com> wrote:
> > [on ssh to upload packages]


> > 
> > What I did was generate my key pair without a pass phrase. If you give
> > ssh a passphrase, it will want to know what it is before you can log into
> > a remote system. I've found .shosts to be irrelevant: ~sjlam/.shosts
> This is wrong.
> The *right* way to do it is to generate a personal key-pair *with* a
> passphrase and then read the manpages for ssh-agent and ssh-add. The
> idea is that you start shh-agent <your shell> immediately after login.
> Then run ssh-add, which will ask for your passphrase.



Also note that rxvt don't work well with ssh-agent. This is due to
rxvt closing all file descriptors when starting. According to the 
ssh-FAQ (5.14) there is supposed to be a patch available from the
ssh-mailinglist-archive at www.cs.hut.fi/ssh/ssh-archive/, but I
have not been able to find it.

Using xterm instead of rxvt is a workaround. Finding the patch and
making a new rxvt-ssh package may be the solution. 


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Bjorn Isaksson <bjorn@mdc.umu.se>  

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