SUMMARY: rsync asking for root password ????

From: German, Vinnie <>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 17:16:09 EDT
Special thanks to:


Matt Clausen []

Adam Levin [] <> 

Matthew Stier []

Brewer, Dwight R.  CONTRACTOR []

g@ry []

William Enestvedt []

Tim Chipman []


Thanks again guys.



My posting is down below and here is the answer :



Here's what you want to do:


on Machine A (which is defined as the machine that will be sshing to a
different machine) you need to run this command as root:


ssh-keygen -t dsa -f ~/.ssh/id_dsa -N ""


Which will create two files: id_dsa and


Copy to Machine B and put it in the .ssh directory for root as
authorized_keys and authorized_keys2 (some SSH installs use authorized_keys
and others use authorized_keys2).


Now if you SSH from Machine A to Machine B, it should not prompt you for a
password at all and just log you right in.





From: German, Vinnie 
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 2:30 PM
Subject: rsync asking for root password ????






I'm rsycing data from ServerA to ServerB and data is being rsyced fine

Having the inconveniences of asking me for password every time data is

Which is something I can not afford since I will be running this out of


I'm using ssh on a Solaris 8 environment.  Does someone have an idea on

File will need to be modified to stop rsync from requesting root password?


Thanks in advance,



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