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Re: Bug#655230: ITP: pushkey -- ITP: pushkey - Pushes your ssh key to a remote location. It tries to create a .ssh folder remotley then it adds your ssh key to authorized_keys.

OK I guess I am partially incorrect, however if .ssh or authorized_keys is wrong permission, ssh-copy-id doesn't fix it..
I set .ssh folder to 777 and ssh-copy-id did not change it.

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 07:43:27PM -0500, Al wrote:
> This might seem trivial but it helped enough people I work with that I thought
> I should contribute the code. Instead of running "ssh-copy-id -i identityName
> IPADDR" , all you had to do was "pushkey IPADDR". The difference between my
> package and ssh-copy-id is that my package sets the permission on the folder
> and file and it also gives you the option to create new ssh key keys if it
> doesn't find it. ssh-copy-id does not have the ability to create the .ssh
> folder remotely nor does it change the permissions. And you had to explicitly
> specify which key to use in ssh-copy-id. I use pushkey on many other distro's
> too so I thought it might be something beneficial that can be ported over
> easily.

Actually, ssh-copy-id does create the .ssh directory on the other end,
and sets its permission and the permission of the authorized_keys file
it creates. See this session:

   liw@havelock$ ssh -l tomjon localhost
   tomjon@localhost's password:
   Linux havelock 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Dec 11 20:36:41 UTC 2011 x86_64
   tomjon@havelock:~$ ls -ld .ssh
   ls: cannot access .ssh: No such file or directory
   tomjon@havelock:~$ logout
   Connection to localhost closed.
   [status 2]
   liw@havelock$ ssh-copy-id tomjon@localhost
   tomjon@localhost's password:
   Now try logging into the machine, with "ssh 'tomjon@localhost'", and check in:


   to make sure we haven't added extra keys that you weren't expecting.

   liw@havelock$ ssh -l tomjon localhost
   Linux havelock 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Dec 11 20:36:41 UTC 2011 x86_64
   Last login: Tue Jan 10 01:01:32 2012 from localhost
   tomjon@havelock:~$ ls -la .ssh
   total 12
   drwx------ 2 tomjon tomjon 4096 tammi 10 01:01 .
   drwxr-xr-x 3 tomjon tomjon 4096 tammi 10 01:01 ..
   -rw------- 1 tomjon tomjon  385 tammi 10 01:01 authorized_keys

ssh-copy-id does not create keys, it is true.

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