View Full Version : [all variants] ssh-agent and multiple terminals?

May 11th, 2009, 09:28 AM
I'm trying to setup password/passphraseless ssh, I've got the keys working, and can use ssh-agent, but it only works in the terminal I start it in. If I make a new tab in mrxvt I get asked for the key passphrase. How can I configure ssh-agent to run every boot and work in more than one terminal?

May 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Check in the configuration file for your ssh server that you have not got the 'allow on one login' option set.

May 11th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Here is my config file http://pastebin.com/md824a85

May 11th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Got somewhat confused there.


System->Admin->Login in Window

there is a tick box there which allows/denies multiple logins. Not sure if this is just for Gnome though.

May 11th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Ah I'm using Awesome, no Gnome around here.