rsync via tunnel - 3 boxes separated by internet [solved]

Jay Strauss me at
Mon May 16 01:44:53 GMT 2005

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Sun, May 15, 2005 at 05:59:32PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
>>Permission denied (publickey,keyboard-interactive).
> You need to enable password-less access, usually accomplished by using
> an ssh-key setup and having ssh forward authorizations using ssh-agent.
> There is a link on the resources page of the web site that talks about
> password-less ssh access.  Also, make sure that your ssh doesn't turn
> off "ForwardAgent".  (To test this, you should be able to run the
> command "ssh BoxB ssh BoxC uptime" without any password prompting from
> BoxB to BoxC.)
> See also the "keychain" project for a way to manage an ssh-agent on your
> backup machine so that you can automate the rsync runs and still have
> your private key secured using a passphrase.
>>Also, how do I make it use a tunnel to BoxB?
> You don't -- there's no need for that.  Rsync uses ssh by default these
> days (but see also the --rsh (-e) option and the RSYNC_RSH environment
> variable for how to customize what remote shell is used by rsync if ssh
> is not being used by default).
> ..wayne..


That worked perfect thanks a ton.  Do you maintain the FAQ?  I'll write 
up something if you want


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