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Re: [SLUG] SSH Port Forwarding
- To: Penguinillas <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] SSH Port Forwarding
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Aug 17 19:26:01 2001
- Reply-by: Mon Aug 20 19:20:44 EST 2001
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<quote who="Paul Cameron">
> o) Using rsa authentication, you can allow it so that you don't
> have to type passwords to log into boxes**, man ssh-agent et al
> ** but you may have to enter a password when invoking ssh-agent,
> depending on the key generation parameters.
There have been some "fun" flamewars on SLUG about using ssh-agent in the
past. Definitely useful though, and worth reading up on if you use ssh a
There's a nice little tutorial with good reasons for using ssh and
cryptographic challenge authentication here:
Unfortunately, it doesn't describe protocol 2 and dsa keys. If you're using
a new ssh, run ssh-keygen -t dsa instead of just ssh-keygen.
> I've gotten port forwarding via multiple boxen using this method
> to work as well, but I don't have many uses for it. It is
> however certainly fun.