[Beowulf] Re: how do I get started?

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Mon Jul 21 10:27:18 EDT 2008


Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> writes:
> I don't see this as a significant advantage - if I want unattended
> jobs to do ssh authentication, I do it with a  dedicated, unencrypted
> key (which on the target machine can _only_ perform the desired function
> using the command= syntax, preferably also with the from= constrain.)
> yes, that means that someone could steal the private key and perform
> the function.

I agree. There is no security advantage to leaving ssh-agent running
instead of just having an unencrypted key on the box.

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Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com
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