Re: ssh / keyless login problem

From: Terry Browning (linux-focus_at_nihil.co.uk)
Date: 07/25/05

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    Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:53:28 +0100
    To: SA <n0td1scl0s3d@ntlworld.com>
    
    

    SA wrote:
    ...
    > The first time the script runs after a long delay (ie overnight when the local
    > host is turned off) ssh always asks for a password despite there being a
    > valid key pair on both hosts. If I kill the script and run it again then it
    > runs without asking for a password (as it should). My script needs to log in
    > several times and run automatically so password free operation is essential.
    ...
    Have you tried "PasswordAuthentication no" ?
    e.g.> ssh -o "PasswordAuthentication no" diesel.eee.nottingham.ac.uk

    You could try a cron script on diesel to
    "cat /home/whatever/.ssh/authorized_keys > /dev/null"
    shortly before the backup is due. Nasty, but quick.

    --
    Terry
    

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