SSH clarification

bropers at lsu.edu bropers at lsu.edu
Thu Aug 24 12:32:09 EDT 2000


I guess I'm still confused.

If you don't want the users to have to type in a password each time (ala
rsh), the only thing I know to do is create a key for each user and
stick it on each of the nodes they need access to.

I've done this once, but only as a test though, it's too much of a
security hole for me (that's why we've all turned off rsh in the first
place, right?).

Maybe you an describe how you want the system to be from a users
perspective?

On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Traveler Hauptman wrote:
> Thank you all for your replies to my inquiry. I realized when I got them
> that I didn't ask the question quite right. I will be the system
> administrator for a small beowulf with a medium number of users who are as
> a
> rule not experts with unix when they start using the system. I would like
> to
> set up secure shell so that it works globaly for all users without every
> individual having to set up keys or any other files.
> 
> The OpenSSH man page suggests that this is possible by using a
> /etc/ssh_known_hosts and /etc/hosts.equiv calling it RSA+Rhosts
> Authentication. I am using RPM's for RH6.2.
> 
> Is there anyone out there who has set up OpenSSH to use this type of
> authentication?
> 
> Otherwise I guess I will just write a script to set up the keys during new
> user adds.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Traveler Hauptman

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