Dolphin and ssh keys in KDE 4.4

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Tue Jan 26 20:56:15 GMT 2010

On 01/26/2010 09:29 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 January 2010 12:44:58 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> On 01/26/2010 10:47 AM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, 2010-01-26, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>>>> Is this a bug or did something change in KDE 4.4?  The "ssh" and "scp"
>>>> commands work fine.  My ~/.ssh/config has this:
>>>>      Host myserv
>>>>      User realnc
>>>>      HostName
>>>>      IdentityFile ~/.ssh/identity_myserv
>>>> Dolphin is able to figure out that "sftp://myserv" means
>>>> "s" (that means the "Host" and "User"
>>>> fields of the config file have effect) but it just won't use my
>>>> ~/.ssh/identity_myserv key and will ask for realnc at myserv's password
>>>> instead.
>>> Maybe this needs ssh-agent and there is a problem with that program.
>>> Can you check whether ssh-agent is running for this user account?
>> No, it's not running.  I never dealt with that program before actually
>> and didn't even know it exists, which makes me assume it's not needed.
> *If* an agent is available, the ssh binary will attempt to use it instead of
> accessing the key material directly.  However, using keys does not require an
> agent to be running.  I generally have an agent running, but when that setup
> is not working properly, I get a prompt to enter the key passphrase, rather
> than a password prompt.
> I don't have time to troubleshoot this right now.  If you use the sftp/ssh
> command, are you correctly asked for the passphrase for the key?

The key has no passphrase and thus sftp/ssh/scp connect successfully 
without ever asking for any input from me.

> If not, you
> key ID may be getting rejected by the server.

As explained above, the server accepts the key without error if I use 
the above command line utilities.

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