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Re: ssh private key password



On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Callum Lerwick wrote:
>> gnome-ssh-askpass will lock keyboard focus to its window, preventing
>> focus stealing and key logging attacks from other X clients. It also
>> aborts if it fails to gain a lock on the keyboard. Try starting two
>> copies of gnome-ssh-askpass at the same time, and see what happens:
>
> Interesting... ksshaskpass doesn't do anything like that. Not that I think
> focus stealing is really a good solution for this problem anyway.
>
>        Kevin Kofler

You're against focus stealing, but for the GUI prompt "feature"?

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Uh, a GUI prompt for the passphrase is a feature. It also gets used when you
> use SSH from a GUI app, such as a client for a version control system. I
> don't see how this is a problem.
>
>        Kevin Kofler

/me confused.

done with this now,
jerry


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