rsync through multiple ssh hops with password authentication prompt

Carson Gaspar carson at
Thu Oct 27 13:57:34 GMT 2005

--On Saturday, October 22, 2005 1:56 AM +0100 Manuel López-Ibáñez 
<manuellopezibanez at> wrote:

>> This setup seems to work well--perhaps it could be added to the rsync
>> FAQ page as Method 2b.  The only annoyance is that one might still get
>> two indistinguishable "Password:" prompts; could someone tell me how to
>> configure SSH so the prompt reveals the target
> Well, actually, I get "Password: " prompts when a ssh into linux machines
> and "user (at) hostname's password: " when I log into OpenBSD. I have not
> been able to find any option to configure the prompt in man pages
> ssh_config and sshd_config, so I would assume that it is an
> implementation issue.

It's probably a difference between password (shows hostname) and 
keyboard-interactive (doesn't unless the remote server sends it).


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