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From "Morrison, John" <John.Morri...@uk.experian.com>
Subject RE: [Patch]: Addition for howto-cvs-ssh.xml
Date Mon, 27 May 2002 12:57:52 GMT
> > > > Anyway, the information's there, although we possibly should say
> > > > that having an empty passphrase isn't recommended :D
> > > 
> > > Having a passphrase would require to enter it on every 
> > > command - do we need
> > > it? ;)
> > 
> > try
> > 
> > $ man ssh-agent
> > 
> > and, if you downloaded it, keychain (its a cygwin package)
> 
> It seems that we need to add another section about it. Would 
> you like to
> write it? (I've never used ssh-agent).

I've only ever used keychain (it's in my .bashrc), it uses ssh-agent.
If you add a placeholder for a section, I'll try and fill it as time
allows :\

> > > > You might also want to remove the lines
> > > > 
> > > > $ ssh -l userxxx -L 2401:localhost:2401 cvs.apache.org
> > > > 
> > > > and just use
> > > > 
> > > > $ ssh userxxx@cvs.apache.org
> > > 
> > > Why? Personally, without them I wouldn't realize that port 22 
> > > is closed on
> > > our firewall ;)
> > 
> > That, perhaps, should have been replace.  I only used the first
> > method before I found the second.  Oh, and the -C option is nice :)
> 
> The second works only with the newer versions of ssh. (It 
> didn't work with a
> 2 years old version that was the only one I could find on my 
> HDD at home.
> Maybe just 'ssh -l userxxx cvs.apache.org' will do?).

OK, didn't realise :)

J.


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