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public:ssh-usage-linux [2009-10-01 08:08]
Adriaan Renting
public:ssh-usage-linux [2017-03-08 15:27] (current)
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-====== Advanced Linux tricks for ss-agent ======+====== Advanced Linux tricks for ssh-agent ======
  
  
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 Note that it is possible to FORCE the name of the socket which ''​ssh-agent''​ will use by specifying the ''​-a''​ flag. Hence, you might also consider putting the socket for your agent in your ''​HOME''​ directory. You could simplify the script accordingly. Note that it is possible to FORCE the name of the socket which ''​ssh-agent''​ will use by specifying the ''​-a''​ flag. Hence, you might also consider putting the socket for your agent in your ''​HOME''​ directory. You could simplify the script accordingly.
  
-===== Note of caution on it'​s ​usage =====+===== Note of caution on its usage =====
  
 Note that the permissions on the socket file prevent people from accessing your agent - but on a regular Unix system the '​root'​ user can override these restrictions. Hence, '​root'​ can set ''​SSH_AUTH_SOCK''​ to your socket and use ''​ssh-add''​ to list/​add/​delete your keys. He can also log in on all of your systems without having to use a password. **Be warned.** ​ Note that the permissions on the socket file prevent people from accessing your agent - but on a regular Unix system the '​root'​ user can override these restrictions. Hence, '​root'​ can set ''​SSH_AUTH_SOCK''​ to your socket and use ''​ssh-add''​ to list/​add/​delete your keys. He can also log in on all of your systems without having to use a password. **Be warned.** ​
  
  
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