Use of non-user readable (null password) private keys

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Mar 28 09:43:43 EST 2001

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Jason Stone wrote:

> Yes, users sometimes don't know what they're doing - but that's no excuse
> to deny some feature.  At the very least, allow a
> "UNIX wasn't designed to keep you from doing stupid things, because that
> would keep you from doing clever things."

OpenSSH doesn't deviate from this tradition. Since the file you want to
use is group readable, you can simply make a local copy.


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|          /   distributed filesystem'' - Dan Geer

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