Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458896
keychain installation does not support usage on remote systems
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:43:25 EST
Description of problem:
Installed keychain on a remote 22.214.171.124-85.fc8 system. Unlike previous experience with keychain, upon reboot, remote headless machine could be pinged, but would not allow SSH access.
Upon travelling for 3 hours to remote site, it was discovered that this version of keychain requires entry of passphrase near beginning beginning of system startup, e.g. before most services such as SSH are active.
Therefore, in default configuration it is impossible to use keychain on a remote system unless one also has remote access to the boot sequence in order to enter the passphrase. My impression is that most users won't have remote access to the boot sequence.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum installed keychain version 2.6.8-2.fc7
When onsite, rebooted system a couple of times and every time keychain required entry of passphrase very early in boot sequence.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and configure keychain with passphrase on remote system
2. Reboot remote system
Remote system is inaccessible via SSH
System should at least allow SSH access even though keychain passphrase has not yet been entered
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