ssh passphrase

E Frank Ball frankb at
Sat Oct 20 21:45:41 PDT 2001

On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 09:40:45PM -0700, augie wrote:
} could someone please go over the whole ssh and passphrase thing again?
} here is what i have tried so far:
} ssh-keygen on the remote host.
} copy contents of from remote machine to authorized_keys on my 
} local machine.
} then i try to log onto the remote machine, but it still asks me for my 
} password.

You got it backwards.  Run ssh-keygen on the local machine.  Copy
contents of from local machine to authorized_keys on the
remote host.


   E Frank Ball                efball at

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