RSYNC without password

Doug Lochart dlochart at
Mon Dec 17 18:51:41 GMT 2007

More often than not it is a permissions issue.  The private-key that
you use must have permissions set to 600.  Try separat8ng the problem
by just using ssh (no rsync).  try this:

ssh -vvv -i your-private-key -l your-username 192.168.x.x (or whatever
the host is)

Look at the verbose output and see what it gives you.  Also if you
have access to the SSH Server logs look there to see what is the

good luck

On Dec 17, 2007 9:55 AM, bedwards <bedwards at> wrote:
> Can someone help me setup "rsync" with ssh without having to type in a
> password. I have tried several times to go through documentation on using
> the keygen and transfer it to the other computer but I am still being asked
> for the password.
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