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Re: Remote Mathematica kernels and SSH password
>>If the connection is between two *nix machines, then I would suggest you >>look at generating an ssh key pair. See "man ssh-keygen". > > > No, I'm in a Windows XP machine connecting to a Linux machine. Two things. 1. PuTTY is a great windows SSH client, download the package containing PuTTY, Pageant and PuTTYgen from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ 2. Setting up a public key without a passphrase is a possible way of doing this, but not very secure. A better solution is to use an "SSH agent" e.g. Pageant. This way, you decrypt the key into memory when you log onto the machine, and then have to type the passphrase no more. However, once you log out or turn off the machine, it would be hard work for an attacker to make use of your private key to login to the other machines. For windows --> Linux login instructions see http://www.tartarus.org/~simon/puttydoc/Chapter8.html Chris.