Accessing Computer

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Fri Jan 8 13:58:26 UTC 2010

On Friday 08 January 2010 13:50:10 Carmel wrote:
> Assume three computers.
> Computer 1 runs Windows with Putty installed
> Computer 2 & 3 run FreeBSD
> Computer 1 runs Putty and creates a key that is installed on computer 2.
> Computer 2 has a key that is installed on computer 3.
> If someone were to use computer 1 via Putty to access computer 2, would
> they then be able to access computer 3? If so, how could I prevent it
> from happening?
> I am not good at explaining things, so I hope you understand what I am
>  referring to.
You might want to take a look at ssh-agent. I think PuTTY has an equivalent. 
It lets you do remote logins without putting your key(s) everywhere. I've not 
yet tried this myself, but I plan on testing it sometime.

- Pieter

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