1) make sure ssh and rsync are installed on both computers

2) at the visitor machine’s shell window, type the following command
$ cd /root/.ssh
$ ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 1024 -f visitor_machine_key

enter a BLANK passphrase

3) generate a file called “config” in the visitor machine under /root/.ssh/ with options like these
Host remote_host_machine
User root
Compression yes
Protocol 2
RSAAuthentication yes
StrictHostKeyChecking no
ForwardAgent yes
ForwardX11 yes
IdentityFile /root/.ssh/visitor_machine_key

4) Copy the /root/.ssh/ file and paste the file in or
at the end of the remote host machine’s file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys2

One Reply to “rsync”

  1. When cutting and pasting the public key to remotehost’s /root/.ssh/authorized_keys2, don’t forget to remove the new line characters.

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