SSH Setup

If you use SSH to login onto certain machines in your LAN that you want to use as taskers, you need to setup SSH so that it will not ask for your password.

You can do that using the utility vovsshsetup:
% vovsshsetup
Test the setup by running simple commands on the remote machine:
% ssh <remotemachine> date

Disable Host Checking for Automatic Tasker Startup

If you use SSH to start many taskers, you may find that for each new tasker you want to start you get this question:
The authenticity of host 'hs123 (' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is dd:af:39:92:c0:72:83:6b:48:25:96:4b:0e:e4:8c:76.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? 
To avoid that message and having to type 'yes' for each new host you want to connect, you can do the following:
  • Edit the file ~/.ssh/config
  • Add the statement StrictHostKeyChecking no to the file