[David Huggins-Daines <dhd at plcom.on.ca>] Bug#52414: ssh-add uses ssh-askpass, but ssh doesn't

David Huggins-Daines dhd at plcom.on.ca
Mon Dec 13 08:55:06 EST 1999

On Sat, Dec 11, 1999 at 10:21:29AM +1100, Damien Miller wrote:
> > OpenSSH's 'ssh' program doesn't seem to mimic the non-free SSH's behaviour
> > of calling ssh-askpass when it's not possible to read the pass{phrase,word}
> > from a terminal.
> Isn't that what ssh-agent is for?

Unless you're not using RSA authentication.

Granted, you *should* be using RSA authentication, but that isn't always the

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