Passwordless logins with SSH
Published: Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007 Last modified: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023
If you routinely need to login to several machines, as I do, you will find this tip useful to automate the process. Thanks to Robot101 again!
In the previous version of my tip, I did not set a passphrase. Robot101 notes this is generally unwise and that it is better to put a passphrase on, and use ssh-agent. I believe him.
ssh-keygen ssh-copy-id dabase.com ssh dabase.com -t theprocessyouwanttorun
Another nifty switch is the -v switch for verbose output ssh (thats fun).
DSA 1571-1 means that if you are Debian and have a key in use earlier than 13 May 2008. You must regenerate.