[ubuntu-uk] Remote support for family & friends

Byte Soup bytesoup at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 12:47:11 UTC 2011

Sorry just repeating my question as it might have got lost in the thread:

It seems if you add a new ssh key into seahorse it always generates a file
called "id_rsa.pub" and "id_rsa", renaming old ones to .1 etc, is that

When you generate your keys is it always done as the user you are logged in
as? For example my user name on my machine might be "curtis" but I may want
to create a username login on my friends machine as "support" is that
possible and still able to generate a key?


On 25 March 2011 11:04, Tyler J. Wagner <tyler at tolaris.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Tyler
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