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Re: ssh clarification needed





Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 
> 
>> I doubt it too - but having the keys means you can use them to login in
>> as
>> if the original owner!
> 
> Only if you can crack the pass phrase or the user was dumb enough to
> create a private key without a pass phrase. (I have used them on
> servers that need to connect to another server for a specific job,
> but the other server is configured to run a specific command when
> that key is used to connect.)
> 
> A brute force password cracker is going to have a hard time unless
> someone picked a real poor pass phrase. You may have better luck if
> 
> 

Yup you are right - I just forgot you need to have the passphrase to start
the agent usually.... 

But if the key was generated without a passphrase then it would be a gift!!

Sorry for the mis-direction....
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