OpenSSH problems

Rocky McGaugh rmcgaugh at
Wed Aug 23 11:40:55 PDT 2000

On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Traveler Hauptman wrote:

> I am having trouble setting up OpenSSH to replace rsh. I would like eliminate the use of passwords for users going between machines on a guarded beowulf. What I *think* I want is to use RSA + Rhosts authentication. The docs say that all I need is a /etc/hosts.equiv and /etc/ssh_known_hosts. However, this doesn't seem to work. Is there anyone who could give me some pointers or better yet forward a copy of the config files and whatever other files I need? (feel free to munge the keys... :)
> Thanks,
> Traveler Hauptman
> Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Lab
> Northwestern University

on the client, run ssh-keygen to create the users pub and private keys.

copy the users key (~/.ssh/ to the server you are attempting
to login to into the file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

good luck and have fun..:)

Rocky McGaugh
rmcgaugh at

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