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Re: [OT] SSH login script - Help



2009/4/26 Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com>:
> It depends on what you are trying to do. If it is a task that you do
> often, then it is worth while. But for tasks like this, that you do
> infrequently, it is handy to have a key pair with a good pass
> phrase. You use ssh-agent and ssh-add to unlock the key before
> running the script, and then use ssh-add -d to lock it again when
> you are done.

For the interested, there's a great 3 part series on the IBM
developerworks site about ssh key management.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-keyc.html

which, in particular, discusses the keychain script:

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/keychain/

which is available in Fedora with a quick yum install keychain.

HTH someone.
J.


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