[CentOS] ssh-agent

Tue Apr 6 19:44:11 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/6/2010 2:34 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> On 4/6/2010 2:04 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> <snip>
>>> And, for the bigger picture, why should it? If I'm logging off, there's
>>> no reason for it to keep running. Any sessions that required it are
>>> either established, or shut down.
>> That's one of the things it can do.  If you don't like it, use some
>> other option.  I assume it can feed cron jobs and the like when you
>> aren't logged in if you want - but I've always just made keys with no
>> passphrase when I know the commands will be automated.
> No passphrase? Then why use it?

Because it's as safe as the physical security of the machine and the 
login of the user owning it.

> At any rate, that's not going to happen here (or anywhere I've worked):
> even if I was willing to do that (which I'm not), none of my managers
> would have allowed it.

So how do they automate things?  I want the computers to work for me, 
not the other way around.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com