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Re: Fwd: Re: MC ssh login without password

Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: MC ssh login without password
From: Frank Dietrich
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 22:28:05 +0200

Anze <[email protected]> wrote:
>First of all, thank you all for the answers, I appreciate it! :)

Your welcome. :)

>Besides, if someone breaks into my computer he can
>access those servers if he knows the password or not - he just needs
>to steal my private keys, right? 

On the server is your public key. In this scenario your private keys
resides on your pc where you the only user (as you said). If someone
was able to steal your private key file he still needs the passphrase
to use it. And you should use a scure passphrase. ;-)

>Anyway, I guess I'll either copy the files to the server or keep on
>typing the passwords (or maybe write them down on the back of the
>keyboard, heh, heh... ;).

:-) With private keys you could use a key-agent, which magically type
the passphrase for you, after you once have typed the passphrase. How
long the agent will remember your passphrase can be defined. It
should be not to short, not to annoying you, and not to long, not to
risk a security hole.

I'm sure you will take the right solution for you. ;-)

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