ssh-keygen between SuSE and FreeBSD
spomerg at cwu.EDU
Thu Aug 14 15:29:35 UTC 2008
>>> Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> 08/13/08 7:10 PM >>>
> You need to start an ssh-agent on the machine you're connecting from and
> populate it with your keychain:
> eval `ssh-agent`
> Add the above to your .profile, or check the Linux PAM implementation to
> see if it has ssh session support.
That made it possible for me to ssh from SuSE server to FreeBSD server, but now when I ssh from my Mac to SuSE server it wants a password now:
Enter passphrase for /home/myusername/.ssh/id_rsa:
I read the FreeBSD handbook section "14.11.7 ssh-agent and ssh-add" and don't have anything much more intelligent to say but "I don't understand". ;)
1. If the ssh-agent and ssh-add utilities load the keys into memory, they'd be wiped if I rebooted?
2. Is #1 why I'd add it to my ~/.profile?
3. How am I able to ssh (without a password) from my Mac to SuSE server or Mac to FreeBSD server when I don't have
"eval `ssh-agent`" and "ssh-add" in my .profile on my Mac?
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