Re: Passwordless ssh, "once and for all"...

From: Noah Salzman (
Date: 12/12/02

  • Next message: Mike Sowka: "WAS: Re: Passwordless ssh, "once and for all"..."
    Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:57:02 -0800
    To: Mike Sowka <>
    From: Noah Salzman <>

    You don't want to put keys in known_hosts you want to put them in

    Also, to avoid the unknown host warning (separate from the password
    issue) you may want to do "StrictHostKeyChecking=no".


    On Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at 01:49 PM, Mike Sowka wrote:

    > Hello,
    > Number one, I have to admit that openssh has always been a bit of a
    > "black magic" to me. The everyday stuff is a breeze (ssh scp), but I've
    > had hell of a time setting up passwordless ssh for a little MPI cluster
    > I have running here at school.
    > I got the darned thing running about a year ago, having tried various
    > methods, I finally STUMBLED on a working setup... unfortunately a hasty
    > rm -rf .ssh here and there really messed things up.
    > I've now decided I should learn how to get openssh-3.1p1 setup for
    > passwordless ssh the right way, and in such a way that I know what's
    > going on and can properly maintain my cluster.
    > Please note the I've been RTFMing for the past 5 hours... and am on the
    > verge of my nerves (hence the babbling on in my post).
    > WHAT I NEED: passwordless login for ALL users from "master" to all
    > "nodes" 1-14...
    > WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO: I've worked on the one "master" to see if I can
    > get pswd'less ssh on there first...
    > -sshd creates the keys.
    > -I take /etc/ssh/ and copy it into
    > /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts with "master" prepended
    > -create /etc/hosts.equiv AND /etc/ssh/hosts.equiv with "master" listed
    > QUESTION: Why the HECK does it keep asking me for a password to
    > login???? Should I use protocol I ? And if so how do I enable it ( I
    > have tried, and it would still insist on a password)
    > Any suggestion and/or help ARE MUCH APPRECIATED.
    > THANK YOU,
    > Mike
    > --
    > Mike Sowka <>

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