Re: sftp question
From: Chris Clymer (cclymer_at_gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 01:17:58 -0400 To: Joseph Vaughn <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
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I'm not familiar with Sun's specific versions of SSH/SFTP...are these
different than OpenSSH? Regardless, I would be surprised if what you
had didn't support SSH keys, which are a better way to go then passwords
There are lots of howto's out there, heres one:
This is in fact a password-less login, more secure than a password
login, and I use it everyday to login to most of my machines :) Some
people even keep their ssh keys on a USB key and mount it when they need
Also...perhaps what you truly want is to use SCP in conjunction with keys?
Joseph Vaughn wrote:
> I hope someone can help me with the following problem.
> Background: We are using SUN hosts running Solaris9. For more than 15
> years we have had our users launch a Cshell script to create a tar
> file. It also does ftp data transfer in the background for archiving
> on remote Macintosh computers. The users just type the name of the
> script on the command line and then he/she enters a file name. The
> process uses .netrc which contains the remote password. Permissions are
> set so that the users cannot read the contents of .netrc.
> So, the user does not know the password on the archiving host. Of
> course ftp has huge security problems. So, I am trying to create a
> similar process using sftp. I have tried to do this using SUN's
> Solaris9 ssh-keygen, ssh-agent, ssh-add, etc. I have tried
> "passwordless" sftp setups I have found on websites. This description
> is improper. They don't require your normal password, but they do
> require a new "passphrase" (ie a new password).
> My question: Help?! Can you tell me how to get Solaris9's version of
> sftp/ssh to work in such a fashion as I described above. That is, sftp
> launched with a Cshell script and have the password/passphrase entered
> in the background perhaps by another shell script, which is called by
> the first one.
> Joseph Vaughn
Chris Clymer - Chris@ChrisClymer.com
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