Rich Freeman on 9 Jun 2012 16:47:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] SSH brute force attacks using PlcmSpIp

On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM, Fred Stluka <> wrote:
> On 6/9/12 3:35 AM, JP Vossen wrote:
>> And Fred, you might find the 'ssh-copy-id' command interesting. :-)
> Thanks for the tip.  Looks like I re-invented the wheel...

There is also ssh-installkeys - that's what I typically use.  It
caches your password so that you only type it once.

On that note - if you block passwordless login, how do you use these
tools in the first place?  Gentoo uses this approach - when getting an
account you provide a public key, which the admins place in your LDAP
record allowing ssh login.  In fact, we struggle with the rare
occasions when people do need to use a password as nobody tends to
remember it (about the only thing that uses it on the whole distro is
making changes to user-editable LDAP info).

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