ssh-agent and ssh-add on FreeBSD
arundel at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 29 19:08:42 UTC 2010
On Mon Nov 29 10, Brandon Gooch wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 8:40 AM, bluethundr <bluethundr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > and
> > 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
^^ this looks wrong. i think you want eval `ssh-agent` so the envars get set.
otherwise ssh-add won't know where to look for a running ssh-agent.
> > [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?
> > thanks!!
> The man page for ssh-agent is very informative:
> I read it recently when setting up my system to do as you're trying to do.
> Of course, don't hesitate to refer to the EXCELLENT FreeBSD Handbook,
> it is absolutely one of the best references I've ever seen for any
> Good luck!
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