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From hmar...@umbc.edu
Subject Re: ssh issues
Date Fri, 22 May 2009 14:34:24 GMT

Security through obscurity is always a good practice from a development
standpoint and one of the reasons why tricking you out is an easy task.
Please, keep hiding relevant details from people in order to keep everyone


> Pankil Doshi wrote:
>> Well i made ssh with passphares. as the system in which i need to login
>> requires ssh with pass phrases and those systems have to be part of my
>> cluster. and so I need a way where I can specify -i path/to key/ and
>> passphrase to hadoop in before hand.
>> Pankil
> Well, are trying to manage a system whose security policy is
> incompatible with hadoop's current shell scripts. If you push out the
> configs and manage the lifecycle using other tools, this becomes a
> non-issue. Dont raise the topic of HDFS security to your ops team
> though, as they will probably be unhappy about what is currently on offer.
> -steve

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