FW: No longer can connect
From: Nathan Zabaldo (nate_at_teradigm.us)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 09:41:32 -0700
I've read the manual on how to generate keys, but it is too cryptic for me
not being a linux guy quite yet.
Please someone spell it out for me. This is what I am looking for please
fill in the blanks.
On my box I have users that I have set up that I want to be able to use
Putty to connect remotely via sshd. Sshd is now installed and up and
running. For my users to connect I have to (blank) in each of my user's
For example in a terminal on the box when I am logged into a users account
(Please fill in the blank.)
I'm sure this is simplistic to some people out there, but rocket science to
a Windows guy trying to get away from Windows.
From: Greg Wooledge [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 4:41 AM
To: Nathan Zabaldo
Subject: Re: No longer can connect
On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 01:31:37PM -0700, Nathan Zabaldo wrote:
> Yep. I quit going the webmin module route and just installed from source.
> So now it us up and running and I am trying to figure out how to generate
> ssh-genkey keys so that users on the box can connect.
Normally users authenticate by password, or by generating their own
> Please fill in the blanks:
> ssh-genkey -trsa -b1024 -fusers-on-this-computer -Nnewpassphrase
> What goes after the -f so it picks up all the users on my computer?
That doesn't make sense.
If you want every user on the computer to be able to authenticate
using the *same* key pair (which I would not recommend at all),
then what you'd do is generate one key pair; put the public key into
~/.ssh/authorized_keys of every single user; and give the private key
to every user on the system. Then they'd all be able to authenticate
as any user using that key.
Otherwise, just generate a key pair for each user. Or let them generate
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