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SubjectRe: ssh primer (was Re: pull vs push (was Re: [bk patch] Make cardbus compile in -pre4))
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On Sat, Feb 09, 2002 at 07:54:29PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Herbert Xu wrote:
> >
> > Setup your key with an empty passphrase should do the trick.
>
> Ug. no. That is way way insecure.
>
> Most modern distros have an ssh-agent running as a parent of all
> X-spawned processed (including processes spawned by xterms). So, one
> only needs to run
> ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_dsa ~/.ssh/identity
> once, and input your password once. After that, no passwords are
> needed.

This is fine for interactive use. But for a daily cron job, it's
just as insecure as no passphrases at all.
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