Enabling ssh-agent?

Steven Alligood steve at bluehost.com
Wed Apr 2 15:50:28 MDT 2008

Charles Curley wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 03:17:48PM -0600, Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
>> But if I understand your situation what you really want is agent
>> forwarding (ssh -A).  You're going from host A to host B and then from
>> host B to host C?  Or you may want something like keychain
>> <http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/keychain/>.
> I want to SSH from A to B. Then I want to use B's keys to log in from
> B to C.

That's ssh forwarding.  You can ssh -A or set it in the ssh_config file.

Be really careful about this.  Anyone that has root (legit or otherwise) 
can very easily hijack your forwarded session info to gain your access 
on any other boxes you have key access on.

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