[Bug 3597] Why do we check both nsession_ids and remote_add_provider when judging whether allow remote addition of FIDO/PKCS11 provider libraries is disabled?

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Wed Aug 2 18:33:46 AEST 2023


--- Comment #2 from renmingshuai <rmsh1216 at 163.com> ---
(In reply to Damien Miller from comment #1)
> remote_add_provider indicates whether the user has allowed remote
> ssh-agent clients to add PKCS#11 providers.
> e->nsession_ids>0 indicates that a session is actually remote. A
> local session will have e->nsession_ids=0.
> See process_ext_session_bind() in ssh-agent.c and the corresponding
> authfd.c:ssh_agent_bind_hostkey() code that is called from ssh's
> clientloop.c:client_request_agent().

Thanks, I get it.
Besides, e->nsession_ids was introduced in openssh-8.9p1. For lower
version, before openssh-8.9p1, only checking the value of
remote_add_provider is stricter, although it may cause some problems

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