A personal and special request for our ssh experts.
Hi, my name is Tom and I'm a Linux addict. But that's not my dark secret....it's far worse. After years with Linux and using ssh on a daily basis I have to admit I've never setup public/private key authentication and I've never run passwordless logon to ssh.
It's not that I've never tried, I have - I've just never gotten it working. That to me is an almost alien concept as I am a tinkerer at heart and rarely stop until something is working the way I'd like it to. I get the principle of what's going on but I've always had a mental block about it.
I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a walkthrough, a step-by-step tutorial. I'm not interested in links to tutorials as I have a ton of them and have walked through it all. What I would really like is a bit of handholding if one of you could find it in your heart to help me out. I think the problem is that I've always blindly followed tutorials on this and never had it sit exactly right in my head so that when it goes wrong I draw a blank and then give up.
So what do you guys say...anyone got it in their heart to teach this old dog new tricks? :D