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

From: Paul Ackerman
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] remote rdiff-backup refused connection
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 16:16:28 -0600

Excellant Keith,
I'm following you. I'll read up and try to get the keys straight and get
back to the list. This will most likely happen tommorow as I'm running out
of day, and brain power.
Thanks again.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keith Edmunds" <address@hidden>
To: "Paul Ackerman" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] remote rdiff-backup refused connection

> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Keith
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