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Multiple SSH keys configuration

If you are using, for example GIT, it may be needed to use different ssh keys for different servers. By default git client uses “~/.ssh/id_rsa” private key.
And you’ll get the error like:

Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

If you want to use another ssh key, you should load it before with ssh-add command each time.

To avoid the issue you can specify the ssh key for certain server.
Just create (or update) file “~/.ssh/config” with content:

Host  someserver.com
  HostName                  someserver.com
  Port                      22
  PreferredAuthentications  publickey
  IdentityFile              "C:\Users\user42\.ssh\private-ssh-key-file"

Thanx to
and https://gist.github.com/jexchan/2351996

Git branching (ref)

Simply great article about Git – http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/
PDF: Git-branching-model

May be, it’s time to Git?