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Re: editing a remote file which requires sudo

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: editing a remote file which requires sudo
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 05:20:33 +0200
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Terrence Brannon <address@hidden> writes:

> When I use that setup above,  I was told "Permission denied
> (publickey)." which I think means that my public key is not in the
> /root/.ssh/authorized_keys file. When I inspected that file, I saw
> something in there I had never seen. I thought that file only stored
> public keys, but instead I saw this:
>    address@hidden:/root/.ssh# cat authorized_keys
>    command="echo 'Please login as the ubuntu user rather than root
>    user.';echo;sleep 10" ssh-rsa
> AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQCmlF98qYSHrlaWuRLVXZ8M/uE/ZmVLhst7mTncAjc8SmEqiknWZOVEkSIG6ZsVWVe5jVOrUn/ESUyofwxAJY6h7TkA2Ks6Xsl7U8zvMy1ACp8/vf2DQz7JuH4JsNRmYwKiVkt4XkqNZcsmEC1RBnSJJj6YUAJMZG+nyzV5xgViXyJQvmh5Kt9TrlzOwa2MudY7iHqdWGkJEDd3LlNtNgNuUQmPWWMCJgQQSzba4ZrLXU5NrlNx+azGcPvFqPl2nCe5UK3Zzd0inJ3Sknk5adEJzQ0XKuiEPdt9awBD/gl0UIme2tm1rSQkqnT3OS/R8nmdKt/OuLoJ
>    mydefault
>    address@hidden:/root/.ssh#
> Is it safe to simply append my public key to this file?

Nope. You make an ssh connection to address@hidden; so you must
put your public key in ~ubuntu/.ssh/authorized_keys.

Btw, the settings might be safer when you eval

  '("" "root" "/ssh:address@hidden:"))

Best regards, Michael.

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