[arch-dev-public] pending devtools issues

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 17:30:28 EDT 2007

On 10/4/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Andreas Radke schrieb:
> > Beside that i have a big problem with the strict order to first upload
> > the package and then commit/tag it.
> > OpenOffice.org needs me 4 hours to upload. When I will not sit in front of the pc
> > when it comes to commit/tag the server will reject me due to a timeout. Any idea
> > if/how this can be solved?
> As already mentioned, you could use ssh keys. As my /home is encrypted,
> I use my key without a passphrase, but you could use a passphrase and
> ssh-agent (if you lock your screen during your absence, nobody will be
> able to login to gerolde). Using keys is much more secure than password
> authentication anyway.
> Additionally, I use ssh master mode:
> [thomas at artin ~]$ cat .ssh/config
> ControlPath /home/thomas/.ssh/master-%h-%p-%r
> Host gerolde
> HostName archlinux.org
> Host cvs.archlinux.org
> HostName archlinux.org
> I now launch ssh -M gerolde. That creates a master connection, that all
> other ssh connections to the same host are tunneled through (thus the
> alias from cvs.archlinux.org to archlinux.org). The authentication
> problem remains the same, but as only one connection is established, the
> cvs commit and tag operations are done much quicker. I recommend to for
> anyone who is working much on arch cvs/git/upload via ssh.

Further reading: http://phraktured.net/ssh-connection-control.html

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