Are ssh login aliases possible?
What I'm hoping to do is setup my Linode's ssh so that I can type type, e.g., "
Is this possible? So far, Google has been showing things from people saying they aren't sure this is possible, or going into security issues (which I already know about), but not actually setting this up.
Is it REALLY? that hard to remember unique logins? Maybe you should just give it up and buy a fingerprint reader so you don't have to remember anything except where you left your hands.
Using the same login name isn't really a security risk. The user name I use ssh'ing to my Linode happens to be my real life name, and I can't be the only guy who spells it "kris"
The only really reason I want to have the user alias setup is purely a matter of habit -- Piki has been my default handle for a couple years now, so it's automatic that I type Piki whenever I go to login anywhere, and it's annoying that I keep getting kicked out because I don't have a Piki on my server. Of course, I could just create a new user, but I'd still keep my old user for emails, and I have no other use for two users for myself other than making ssh easier, so that'd be useless for me.
Eventually, if user aliases aren't possible, I'll get used to the new user name, I was just born lazy, so I don't want to do that
Ordering the hard disk now isn't an option since I lost my job recently and I need to devote my remaining money to more important things (and since I can use a live CD and store my files on a flash drive, a hard disk isn't too important right now). Hopefully job search doesn't take long.
with the same UID