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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Automate SSH passphrase login during rdiff-back

From: Jernej Simončič
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Automate SSH passphrase login during rdiff-backup
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:13:43 +0200

On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 22:45:28, Justin Holleb wrote:

> Does rdiff-backup have some facility to specify the ssh passphrase 
> automatically during a cron? Has anyone had to set it up like this? I 
> realize that the solution will likely be less secure but one of the 
> requirements is that the key must have a passphrase.. Willing to use 
> bash or perl

Use ssh keys - run "ssh-keygen rsa" on the side that's invoking ssh,
and copy the contents of the generated .pub file to
~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the side you're connecting to (don't set any
passphrase for the private key).

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