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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: sharkbite86 on Dec 19, '05 04:11:48PM

Ok so I have finally figured everything out (yay! 'bout time!). what confused me was moving the public key. A REALLY easy way to move the public key for the people out there who are squeamish about Terminal is to use the application "TinkerTool" (http://www.bresink.de/osx/TinkerTool.html).

All that you need to do is start up tinkertool and click on the show hidden and system files. Then just copy the "id_dsa.pub" from the "mini" to the "powerbook's" .ssh folder and rename it to "authorized_keys" (you will need to create the ~.ssh/ directory using the same ssh-keygen thing). thats it!

when you create a key in the first place (using ssh-keygen), make sure you do not put a pass when it asks. There is no reason really why not, but with a pass you will be prompted to type in the pass every time you try to connected with ssh. Not fun.

anyway hope this helps with any confusion :)



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