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Re: Remote Mathematica kernels and SSH password

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  • Subject: [mg63093] Re: Remote Mathematica kernels and SSH password
  • From: Dave <INVALID-see-signature-for-how-to-determine at>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 04:35:55 -0500 (EST)
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Renan wrote:
> hi,
> I want to run a remote Mathematica kernel, but the remote machine
> requires a password for my login.
> Mathematica starts connecting (I can see the 'sshd' process running on
> the remote machine), but seems to get stuck on the "Password: "
> prompt.
> Is there some way to make Mathematica ask for my password when logging on?
> Or what can I change in the remote machine?
> Thanks!
> --
> Thanks/obrigado, Renan "Wishmaster" Birck - Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
> MSN: wizard_of_yendor at
> Orkut:

I have found it slow to connect, but it does get there.

You can set the password in the Mathematica front end if I recall 

The other probable place is to use public-key/private-key with a null 
password and log on without any password at all. That is only practical 
if you are sure nobody else can get at the system. Whilst I have 
regularly connect from my home box to remote machines without passwords, 
I would not do the reverse.

Dave K

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