ANNOUNCE: portable openssh-2.1.0

Chris Green cmg at
Wed May 10 07:57:18 EST 2000

Ok. I was wondering if protocol had been defined yet or not for
starters ;).  My brain is failing to work today.  Somehow my brain
munged ssh-add and ssh-agent together - the easiest thing to do seems
to be adding 10 to the agent client server states for RSA and defining
the DSA protocol in the same way.

Are there any key management issue aside from separate files that have
changed between DSA and RSA?  I don't see any but now's the right time
to ask..

Markus Friedl <markus.friedl at> writes:

> On Tue, May 09, 2000 at 02:20:59PM -0500, Chris Green wrote:
> > really nice job ;)  One curiousity comes to mind.  What direction is
> > ssh-agent going to take?  Right now it supports RSA keys only. Will 2
> > different ssh-agents be needed for each flavor of key or will there be
> > a way to use both DSA and RSA keys from within a single ssh-agent?
> feel free to send me patches :)
> of course, only one agent will be needed, but a protocol needs to
> be defined first...

Chris Green <cmg at>  <grapeape at>
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