Failed to dup/close : The descriptor is a file, not a socket

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Nov 7 06:37:18 EST 2001

On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 02:09:37PM -0500, Thomas Lambert wrote:
> I just downloaded the latest cygwin - 1.3.4 and it fixed my problem on my
> win98 pc.  :-)
> I have a new question now.  I have 12 pc servers (NT4) that only have dialup
> access to the internet.  Is there a way I can have them automatically login
> when they run rsync (through ssh) to my Linux Server (DSL connection)?  I
> was looking at the ssh help/man pages and it said somthing about
> /etc/ssh_known_hosts and $HOME/.ssh/known_hosts.  But since they don't have
> a "fixed" ip address, what do I have to do?  Is it possible?  Can I just use
> their host/domain names?  Any help would be GREAT!

Use ssh-keygen without a passphrase and put the public key(s) in the 
~/.ssh/authorized_keys of the Linux server.  No host names are then needed;
security is handled because only the NT machines will hold the private key.

- Dave Dykstra

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