[CentOS-docs] update HOWTO page for how to copy ssh pub keys

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu Oct 7 07:53:24 EDT 2010

On Thu, 7 Oct 2010, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>  here:
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Network/SecuringSSH
> the recipe for how to copy your id_rsa.pub file to a remote system is
> given as:
> "Copy the public key (id_rsa.pub) to the server and install it to the
> authorized_keys list:
> $ cat id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
>  i suspect it would be better if that were rewritten in terms of
> using ssh-copy-id, just to be simpler and less error-prone.

Remember that this was likely written for CentOS 4, which did not have 
that tool as part of openssh. So we might want to provide an option for 
both cases ?

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