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

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Tue Dec 14 03:34:28 EST 1999

Markus Friedl <markus.friedl at informatik.uni-erlangen.de> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 05:13:20PM +0000, Philip Hands 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.
> hm, this is not a bug in openssh.  i don't want ssh (setuid root)
> exec a X11 program.

That's a very good point.

David, perhaps you should just use ssh-agent.

I'm closing this bug --- Feel free to persuade me otherwise.

Cheers, Phil.

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