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New Re: but that isn't what you posted
If I put the private key in root's .ssh directory, the ssh to github.com works. That's not the issue.

When using forwarding the actual user should be immaterial. The problem is that the Ubuntu server is refusing to turn on forwarding when connecting as root.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New never heard of /etc/init/autoforward.conf
Service Setup (Ubuntu)

Under current Ubuntu (10.04) you can create an Upstart job to run the setup script:

$ cat /etc/init/autoforward.conf
# autoforward - automatic SSH forwarding

description "automatic SSH forwarding"

start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [!2345]

respawn

exec /usr/local/bin/setup-ssh-forwards
It should not be executable. You can start it as follows:

$ sudo initctl start autoforward
autoforward start/running, process 11590
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New That's port forwarding, isn't it?
I'm doing agent forwarding.
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Yes it is...
I use a different programs for that stuff... "autossh"
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     ssh agent forwarding... - (malraux) - (26)
         I only know what Google tells me... - (Another Scott) - (1)
             No, that's the part I have working. - (malraux)
         ssh -A remotehost - (folkert) - (10)
             I already said that doesn't work. :-) -NT - (malraux) - (9)
                 Fine have fun... its a config issue DISALLOWING IT. - (folkert) - (8)
                     Er, what? - (malraux) - (7)
                         Try here. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                             Thanks anyways. :-) -NT - (malraux)
                         Ok. - (folkert) - (4)
                             If that doesn't help... - (folkert)
                             Yes, all of those things are configured as described. - (malraux) - (2)
                                 Now... ahh ha. - (folkert) - (1)
                                     Didn't find anything, but good idea. Thanks. -NT - (malraux)
         root on machine1 isnt the user anderson on github -NT - (boxley) - (9)
             Doesn't matter. - (malraux) - (8)
                 but that isn't what you posted - (boxley) - (7)
                     Re: but that isn't what you posted - (malraux) - (3)
                         never heard of /etc/init/autoforward.conf - (boxley) - (2)
                             That's port forwarding, isn't it? - (malraux) - (1)
                                 Yes it is... - (folkert)
                     Re: but that isn't what you posted - (malraux) - (2)
                         Re: but that isn't what you posted - (mvitale) - (1)
                             The problem happens before that point. - (malraux)
         Good grief, man! - (pwhysall) - (1)
             You'd think so, wouldn't you. -NT - (malraux)
         the only thing else I can think of - (boxley)

I've never been so insulted in all my week!
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