But I was faced with a new annoyance. Every rsync or ssh to the VM required me to type my password. (The other way with SMB, I just left a shell window open already logged in to the VM.)
(Hunh. I suppose I could have set up rsync to pull from the VM rather than push from the laptop. Never thought of that.)
Anyway, the team's wiki links to a helpful crib on how to make RSA keys to perform an automatic login with ssh, but my first efforts failed. Colleague Harold provided the missing piece. He checked
/var/log/auth.logon the VM and found an error message that indicated the file permissions on my home directory were too open. We did a
chmod 755on my home directory, and I was in!