View Full Version : [all variants] scp as root with rsa key

November 19th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Hi I have created a problem for myself!!
I have a network that I have set myself up to access several machines by ssh using rsa key pairs and stopped password logins.
works fine
the problem is if I now want to copy a file to a root owned area on another computer I can't do it with scp as only I have access to the computer by ssh with my key.
Normally I would work on the other computers, having logged in as myself, with sudo to get root access.
Obviously I could copy the file to my home folder using scp then login with ssh and sudo cp the file to where I want it but I have a file (sources.list) I want to copy to several computers to get them all using my apt-cacher server for updates. Seems a bit of a fiddle whereas with a straight scp to the target I just need to keep editing the ip address to repeat the process.
any ideas?

January 3rd, 2009, 06:35 PM
Did you ever get an answer to this? I have the same question.

January 15th, 2009, 07:12 PM
no afraid I did not