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Re: ssh private key password



On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 09:12 -0500, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 07:43:15PM -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-01-08 at 23:42 +0100, nodata wrote:
> > > Am Donnerstag, den 08.01.2009, 17:21 -0500 schrieb Ricky Zhou:
> > > > On 2009-01-08 11:02:14 PM, nodata wrote:
> > > > > I'm wondering when this changed (F10)? I'm sure it didn't act like this
> > > > > in F9.
> > > > > 
> > > > > In F9, I would only be prompted to enter my passphrase if I sshed to a
> > > > > box that accepted pubkey authentication and a ssh-agent did not already
> > > > > have the key.
> > > > > In F10 it asks earlier: when ssh-add is run.
> > > > When you run ssh-add, you are *asking* for the passphrase to be stored
> > > > with ssh-agent, so of course, it has to ask for your passphrase.  This
> > > > is the very purpose of ssh-add.  Could you be confusing ssh-add with
> > > > something else?
> > > 
> > > No, I'm just getting annoyed that a GUI is popping up when I am using a
> > > command line app. Not sure of the point of it, it seems counter
> > > intuitive.
> > 
> > If you don't want this, you can turn it off with
> > gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/gnome-keyting/daemon-components/ssh false
> 
> Sorry for the troll, but I just had to admire this.  One has to love
> the easy discoverability of GNOME configuration methods... :-)

If you prefer, setting

SSH_AUTH_SOCK=

in your shell works just as well. How is that for discoverability ?


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