Generate auth keys:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

Copy public key ( to destination server:

ssh-copy-id root@

*Or manually insert key from (host) into /root/.ssh/authorized_keys (destination)

Now try shelling from the host machine to the destination e.g.

ssh root@

You shouldn’t be asked for a password and dropped straight into the server.

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