Quoting "Tim K" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> I'm thinking like BSD *nix here, but Linux (et al ) might be applicable.
> When a user ssh's as root using a shared key, both the  
> PermitRootLogins parameter in sshd_config must be set to yes and the  
> shared key must be accesible to the ssh daemon.  When using root  
> from a command line, root knows where to look for its shared keys,  
> but when run from a script as root, doesn't the path or home  
> directory for root have to be set someplace?

You've successfully reminded me of what it was I needed to do.

It needs a key suitable for unattended interactive use in root's ssh  
with the public key authorized on the other machines - and it's the  
one thing I hadn't redone.

Many thanks all - I knew it would come to me if someone said the right thing.

The clue was also that, if I directly logged in as root, it prompted  
for the password!

Phil Reynolds
Web: http://www.tinsleyviaduct.com/phil/
Waltham 66, Emley Moor 69, Droitwich 79, Windows 95

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