Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

Two remarks:

  1. I think that “noryungi@mypc$ scp TEST.rsa.pub nr@test.example.com:/home/nr/.ssh/authorized_keys” is a potentially destructive command. What if the user already has a ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file? You need to elaborate.
  2. Remove the “template” tag from the page. What did the comments at the bottom of the page source tell you?

Eric Hameleers 2012/09/03 15:51

Eric: you are absolutely right - I'll correct both your points ASAP.

- N.


- N.

Can we add ssh-copy-id as a command to copy the public key? It seems easier to use than scp for me, and probably less potentially destructive.

Ellendhel (French translator for this page)

Ellendhel: very good idea. I'll add ssh-copy-id soon.

- N.

Noryungi, I just used your excellent tutorial here to set up my pub/private keys on my three Slackware systems on my home network! Works very well. Thanks! :) — V. T. Eric Layton 2013/03/16 21:11

By the way, for this to work, the comment # needs to be removed from this entry in sshd_config. I will edit for you now. :)

nr@test.example.com$ grep -i pubkeyauth /etc/ssh/sshd_config

#PubkeyAuthentication yes

V. T. Eric Layton 2013/03/18 19:31

Eric Layton, it should not be necessary to uncomment that line, because the commented-out values are the defaults in sshd_config. My own server still has that line commented-out and it works perfectly.
Eric Hameleers 2013/03/19 02:03

That's odd, Eric. On my own Slack, I had to uncomment for this to work. *shrugging* I'll trust your judgment in this over my own and correct my edit. :) — V. T. Eric Layton 2013/03/19 11:02

The admonition: “WARNING: do not execute the scp command above if you already have an authorized_keys file on the remote computer! …” amazingly leads to nested admonitions once converted to AsciiDoc ;) Isn't the capitalized word “WARNING” somehow redundant?.

Not important though, just a very small heads-up.

Didier Spaier 2015/04/13 19:10

Better? — V. T. Eric Layton 2015/04/20 15:02

Yes, IMO at least, thanks Eric — Didier Spaier 2015/04/21 11:52

You're welcome! Keep an eye out for style/grammar/spelling errors, please. We like the wiki to be as accurate and correct as we can manage. :) V. T. Eric Layton 2015/04/28 17:27 EDT

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