Articles tagged 'environment'

The Retrospective Prime Directive states: "Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand." I muse a little on what this means. Read more…

I've been meaning to 'fix' this for ages. I use public-key authentication for my ssh connections wherever possible. I also use screen all the time. (If you use ssh regularly and haven't discovered it already, go look now! There's a bit of a learning curve, but it's well worth it!) But the SSHAUTHSOCK isn't always set correctly inside a screen session, so you can't then use the ssh key on the client computer to authenticate against other hosts. (Oh, I also have a reasonably strict policy of only ever create SSH keys for hosts that I am actually, physically, at the console of, not for hosts I merely ssh into now and then. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule!) Read more…