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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] remote rdiff-backup refused connection

From: Keith Edmunds
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] remote rdiff-backup refused connection
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 22:49:40 +0100

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:22:58 -0600
"Paul Ackerman" <address@hidden> wrote:

> mail-fw:~# rdiff-backup --test-server
> root at's password:
> Testing server started by:  ssh -C rdiff-backup --server

This is both good and bad - good because it shows everything is working,
and  bad because it is NOT using ssh keys (because you've been prompted for
a password, which won't happen if keys are set up correctly). We should be
able to prove that with:

$ ssh

- if that prompts you for a password then that is the problem we need to
solve. Assuming it does, what you should have done is to generate an ssh
key without a passphrase, and copy the public key to the
~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the remote system, ideally editing it first
so that only rdiff-backup can be run from that login. This is described in
some detail at http://arctic.org/~dean/rdiff-backup/unattended.html, so you
may like to review that page and see if it helps.

If it doesn't, come back here and let us know what the problem is.


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