[CentOS] ssh-agent fails to hold values

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 30 10:19:08 UTC 2010

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > From:  bluethundr <bluethundr at gmail.com>
> >>  I am attempting to manage my key logins with ssh-agent.  However  EVERY
> >> time I try to ssh I have to go through the same exact routing   and it's
> >> getting a little old...
> >> Does  anyone have any  suggestions to make ssh-agent hold these values a
> >> bit more   persistently?
> > I have this in my .bash_profile:
> >   AGENTRUNNING=`ps x | grep agent | grep -v grep`
> >  if [ -z  "$AGENTRUNNING" ]; then
> >    /usr/bin/ssh-agent -s >  $HOME/.ssh/agent-env.sh
> >  fi
> >  . $HOME/.ssh/agent-env.sh >  /dev/null
> > Then, I ssh-add once and that's it.
> And if you  log in on another machine with that same home directory on
> NFS, you'll load  information for the wrong host's ssh-agent keys.
> Install and use  "keychain". It's leaps and bounds more reliable than  this.

No NFS home directories... so no problems.
What reliability problems are you refering to?
So far, it just worked fine...



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