[CentOS-docs] update HOWTO page for how to copy ssh pub keys
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Oct 7 08:04:05 EDT 2010
On Thu, 7 Oct 2010, Dag Wieers wrote:
> 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 ?
ah, good point. i suspect the most effective rewrite would be 3
* a general description of what is being done, files involved,
what's copied, proper file/dir permissions for it to work
* the manual way it's done on centos 4
* the newer, simpler centos 5 way involving ssh-copy-id
and that would do it.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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