Simple command to give you password-less SSH login on remote servers:
ssh-forever firstname.lastname@example.org [options] see `ssh-forever --help` for details on the options availlable.
gem sources --add http://gemcutter.org sudo gem install ssh-forever
[matt@bowie ssh-forever (master)]$ ssh-forever email@example.com -n dreamhost You do not appear to have a public key. I expected to find one at /Users/matt/.ssh/id_rsa.pub Would you like me to generate one? [Y/n]y Copying your public key to the remote server. Prepare to enter your password for the last time. firstname.lastname@example.org's password: Success. From now on you can just use plain old 'ssh'. Logging you in... Linux broncos 2.6.29-xeon-aufs2.29-ipv6-qos-grsec #1 SMP Thu Jul 9 16:42:58 PDT 2009 x86_64 _ | |__ _ _ ___ _ _ __ ___ ___ | '_ \ '_/ _ \ ' \/ _/ _ (_-< |_.__/_| \___/_||_\__\___/__/ Welcome to broncos.dreamhost.com Any malicious and/or unauthorized activity is strictly forbidden. All activity may be logged by DreamHost Web Hosting. Last login: Sat Aug 15 17:24:17 2009 [broncos]$ exit [matt@bowie ssh-forever (master)]$ ssh dreamhost
Because I can never remember how to do it by hand. Now I don't have to, and nor do you.
Copyright (c) 2009 Matt Wynne. See LICENSE for details.
This is open source. If you're worried, read the code before you run it. Don't come crying to me if it fucks something up for you.