[Clo-devel] Using public key based authentication with ssh (was Re: rsync down)

Raymond Toy toy.raymond at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 05:18:47 UTC 2014

>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Evenson <evenson.not.org at gmail.com> writes:

    Mark> On 07 Oct 2014, at 05:36, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:

    >>>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Evenson <evenson.not.org at gmail.com> writes:
    Mark> On 10/5/14 16:58, Raymond Toy wrote:
    >>>> On 10/5/14 2:18 AM, Mark Evenson wrote:
    >>>>> On 10/5/14 0:41, Raymond Toy wrote:
>>>>> As the subject says, rsync appears to be down.
>>>>> I've been using rsync to do periodic backups of ], so can we get
>>>>> rsync  restored?
    >>>>> Hmmm.  The 'rsync' binary is still present:
    >>>>> what do you mean by "rsync" is down?  Did you use  something other than
    >>>>> "rsync through ssh connection"?
    >>>> Sorry, I should have been clearer.  I've had a cronjob for years that
    >>>> basically does:
    >>>> rsync -av rsync://common-lisp.net/project/cmucl/cvsroot cmucl/cvsroot
    >>>> When I run this now, I get this error:
    Mark> Indeed rsyncd is not running as a service.
    Mark> Any reason you don't simply change your usage to:
    Mark> rsync -avz rtoy at common.lisp.net:/project/cmucl/cvsroot cmucl/cvsroot
    Mark> using "rsync over ssh" instead of "rsyncd"?
    >> Doesn't that require that I supply my password (or ssh credentials)?
    >> I don't know how to do that in a crontab script.

    Mark> One would use the public key based authentication scheme.  From the ssh(1) manual page:

I am using public key authentication; my c-l.net account has
authorized_keys set up so I can ssh in without using my password
(which I've now forgotten).

But for this to work, don't I have to run ssh-agent/ssh-add? I can't
do that from my cron job.

Am I missing something?


More information about the clo-devel mailing list