ssh-keygen between SuSE and FreeBSD

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at
Thu Aug 14 17:16:56 UTC 2008

> 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:

ssh-agent holds your keys in memory for you, and provides them to remote 
systems when needed. You need to run it on each system you log in to.

If you have a single workstation you normally use, start ssh-agent there 
and set your ssh client to forward keys to remote systems.

DOn't you have a local IT helpdesk? This is pretty basic stuff that they 
should have documentation for.

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