can't figure out ssh, read lots of docs...

Rick Preston rickjpreston at
Wed Jun 1 19:12:14 GMT 2005

You should be able to find everything you need here.

I set it up in the lab (on 4.7) and it worked great.

Good luck,
PS. sorry you got it twice Steven, I forgot to click reply all.

On 6/1/05, Steven Friedrich <FreeBSD at> wrote:
> I'm trying to use scp and I get prompted for a password or passphrase for each
> invocation.
> I figure I need to figure out how to get ssh to connect without prompting, but
> I just can't get it.  I've read all the man pages and my head is swirling.  I
> went to the OpenSSH web site and got no further.  I've been in the business
> for 28 years and can usually figure things out from man pages, but ssh
> doesn't seem to be clear enough.  I've been unemployed for over a year and
> can't afford the OReilly book right now (which I'm offering as my defense for
> asking here).
> I've got two free chapters from the OReilly book, but they don't help.
> I've used ssh-keygen and I'm trying to login to the localhost (using it's
> hostname).
> Anybody know of a short tutorial that just works?
> --
> i386 FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE
> There are 10 types of people in this world. Ones that understand binary and
> then, the others.
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