[lug] .shosts and ssh

Ferdinand P. Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Mon Nov 6 17:55:33 MST 2000

For some reason I must not see the obvious with this problem:

I am trying to set up a system that would allow scp (secure copy)
without prompting for a password.  So I set up a ~/.shosts file in the
user's home directory on the server that contains:
localMachineName    localUserName

If I understand things right then a user with this user name on a client
machine should be able to connect to this server for ssh sessions or scp
transfers without being prompted for a password.  However no matter how
I turn it I still get a password prompt.  Even if I try this with only
one machine (server = client).

What am I missing here?


Ferdinand Schmid
Architectural Energy Corporation
(303) 444-4149

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