ssh-agent and ssh-add on FreeBSD
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Nov 29 22:18:39 UTC 2010
On 29/11/2010 19:08, Alexander Best wrote:
>>> [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.
Both forms are correct. "eval $(ssh-agent)" modifies the environment in
the current shell so ssh-add can contact ssh-agent, whereas "ssh-agent
bash" causes ssh-agent to run a copy of bash, which will it will pass
down the appropriate environmental settings to. "exec" is just gravy,
in that it replaces the current shell with the ssh-agent process, rather
than leaving it lying around uselessly.
For the OP: no good idea why the command isn't working for you. Try it
without the exec and also try it adding '-d' to the ssh-agent flags to
see if the debug output contains any clues. Be sure /tmp has the
correct permissions (1777) and that the partition hasn't filled up, so
running ssh-agent can create a directory containing the unix domain
socket ssh-add uses to connect to the agent.
As for installing keychain try:
# cd /usr/ports/security/keychain
# make all install clean
or if you've installed it:
# portmaster security/keychain
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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