[CentOS] SSH Automatic Log-on Failure - Centos 5.5

Thu Jan 27 14:50:36 UTC 2011
Always Learning <centos at g7.u22.net>

On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 12:33 +0530, Indunil Jayasooriya wrote:

> you expect Passwordless SSH. If so, 

I wanted a quick effortless automated log-on.

> # ssh-keygen -t rsa       ( passphrase should be empty )

Yes I did exactly that but following advice from this mailing list have
changed to DSA and imposed a passphrase.

> # cd /root/.ssh/
> Pls scp id_rsa.pub to the Server
> # scp id_rsa.pub root at server:/root/.ssh/authorized_keys

I used Nautilus to transfer the files. Copied the file from my machine
and pasted it into the server's directory. I have the servers as
bookmarks in Nautilus.  After entering the password for my machine's
keyring, only once per session, entering the remote server is instant
and easy. However terminal access is still needed sometimes for
re-starting services, iptables and changing ownership - hence my need
for SSH command line access to the servers.


With best regards,