rsync causing disk sleeps and loss of apps

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Mon Jan 31 18:48:55 UTC 2011

On Monday 31 January 2011 16:21:17 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > The Keychain man page.  It specifically says that it must be in the
> > script if the script is to be run by a cron job.  At least, that's what
> > I understand it to say.
> Well, to be able to ssh to a remote machine without any passwords or
> anything like keychain:
> 1. make sure you have an SSH key, normally ~/.ssh/id_rsa
> 2. make sure there is no passphrase set on that key; if there is, remove it
> (change it to the empty string) using "ssh-keygen -p"
> 3. make sure your public key (normally ~/.ssh/ is listed in
> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote server, if not, add it there
> 4. try ssh to the remote server, it should not ask you for any password or
> passphrase
Everything is set up exactly as you say, except that there is a passphrase.  
Surely you lose security if you remove it?  I don't suppose the risk on my LAN 
is too great, but I do try to work as securely as I can.  Are you thinking 
that I'm being over-cautious?

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