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Re: CVS + SSH under Unix and automatically use private keys

From: Matt McClure
Subject: Re: CVS + SSH under Unix and automatically use private keys
Date: 09 Oct 2001 15:19:41 -0400
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On Tue Oct 09 2001, 13:31, Paul Michali <address@hidden> wrote:

> However, when I run cvs (command line) from a Unix client, with
> CVS_RSH set to SSH, it prompts me for my passphrase. Is there a way to
> get around this so that it just uses the private key and continues
> without prompting?

This is really a question about ssh rather than cvs.  Can you ssh from
your machine to the server without using a password?

If not, run ssh with the "-v" option to help debug the problem.  What
does it say?

Does your ssh key have a passphrase?  If so, create a new key without a

Are either of your .ssh directories (client or server) or any of the
files contained in them group- or world-readable or -executable?  If so,
get rid of those permissions.


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