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Re: Passwordless sftp with ssh 5.9 still asks for password

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 12:17 AM, Warren Young  wrote:
> On 11/29/2011 2:49 PM, Andrew Erskine wrote:
>> ssh-keygen -t dsa
> "-t [keytype]" is a default flag these days, and it defaults to RSA, not
> DSA. ?Unless you know for a fact you need DSA keys for some odd reason,
> leave this flag off and accept the default.
> (ssh itself doesn't care what kind of key you use, as long as both ends have
> support for the key type you want to use. ?Since every ssh implementation
> I've used since *forever* supports both RSA and DSA, the only way I can see
> why you'd want to use DSA is if you had some weird third-party tool that
> only understood DSA keys.)
>> Accept the default
>> key location, C:\Documents and Settings\nhuser\.ssh\id_dsa,
> Why would that be the default location, if you are using Cygwin tools?
> Shouldn't it be something like c:\cygwin\home\nhuser\.ssh\...? ?You can
> change your HOME to anything you like, but that's not the default with
> Cygwin.

That *is* the default with Cygwin if HOME, or HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH,
is set in the Windows environment.

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