Mike Cloaked wrote: > > > 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!! > Just a minor correction - You need the pass phrase to do anything with a private key. You can use a private key directly, without having ssh-agent running. It just means you have to enter the passphrase every time you want to use the key. There are ways to store the passphrase, and have it supplied to something like ssh-agent for you automatically. I do not recommend using something like gnome keyring on a laptop. At least a good passphrase is easier to remember then a good password! Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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