ssh-agent and ssh-add on FreeBSD

bluethundr bluethundr at
Mon Nov 29 14:40:55 UTC 2010

Hey list

 On my CentOS machines I usually keep track of my rsa key with
ssh-agent, ssh-add and keychain

 I would like to know

a) how to install keychain under FreeBSD
b) how to fix this error:

[bluethundr at LBSD2:~]#ssh sum1
Enter passphrase for key '/home/bluethundr/.ssh/id_rsa':
[bluethundr at LBSD2:~]#exec ssh-agent bash
[bluethundr at LBSD2:~]#ssh-add
Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.a

Whenever I try to ssh to another box on the network (with a homedir
shared amongst all centos  and FreeBSD machines) it prompts me for my
passphrase. Usually on the CentOS boxes exec ssh-agent bash does the
trick. Anyone have any idea why this isn't working on the FreeBSD box?


Here's my RSA Public key:
gpg --keyserver --recv-keys B6D6EAC3

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