[ubuntu-uk] Remote support for family & friends

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Fri Mar 25 11:04:14 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-25 at 10:22 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 25 March 2011 09:41, Jon Spriggs <jon at sprig.gs> wrote:
> > You can share the same private key around all the machines you own and
> > trust,
> That's not wise. If you put your private key on all your machines you
> trust then I only need to break into one of them to gain access to
> every machine your public key is on, and you will have to revoke that
> one key, meaning you can't ssh to anywhere until you generate new
> keys.

Indeed. Seconded. Concur, wholeheartedly.

Just put all the keys in one authorized_keys file and copy that around.


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