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Re: [d-ts] Fwd: Remote Mathematica kernels and SSH password

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  • Subject: [mg63177] Re: [d-ts] Fwd: [mg63081] Remote Mathematica kernels and SSH password
  • From: Renan <renan.birck at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:22:43 -0500 (EST)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 12/14/05, Onkar Singh <onkars at> wrote:
> You can set the ssh-key based authentication using ssh-keygen. I am not
> sure what OS you are running your two systems - the step by step details
> differ a bit based on the OS.
> In general, you have to set up the key based authentication by running
> ssh-keygen on the machine that will have the Front End. In Linux, this
> is available in all distributions and you can issue $ssh-keygen at the
> command prompt. Otherwise, you may also use WolframSSHKeyGen.jar under
> <Mathematica Install Directory>/SystemFiles/Java.
> 1. In Key Type: type rsa and click OK.
> 2. In Length of Key: type 1024 and click OK.
> 3. In Key File Name: type id_rsa and click OK.
> 4. In Key Passphrase: just leave it blank and click OK.
> This will generate two files: id_rsa and
> 5. Move the id_rsa file and move it into
> C:\Documents and Settings\username\.ssh\ (if it is a Windows machine) or
> into $HOME/.ssh (if it is a Linux OS).
> 6. Transfer the file into your Remote machine
> II. On the Remote machine:
> 1. Create a directory .ssh in your $HOME (if it is not already there).
> (or C:\Documents and Settings\username\.ssh\)
> 2. Create a file called authorized_keys and copy the contents of
> into this file.
> This is all the setup we need for the password-less authentication. If

This worked.

Thanks/obrigado, Renan "Wishmaster" Birck - Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
MSN: wizard_of_yendor at

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