Password from open filedescriptor

Peter Astrand astrand at
Wed May 8 22:53:54 EST 2002

> > > No, it doesn't.  It'd be nice if it did (protocol changes required?),
> > > though I wonder what the UI would look like.  It can't very well ask
> > > for a password from the user after it daemonizes itself; is there some
> > > standard program it can launch to ask for a password?
> > 
> > It will ask $SSH_ASKPASS for a password if $DISPLAY is set. Have a look
> > at for a patch to make it
> > do more.
> Nice. I like it. Will this patch be accepted?

Any updates on this issue? I can rewrite my password-from-open-fd-patch to 
an askpass-program, but it would be nice to know if the SSH_ASKPASS 
generalization above will be accepted, so I don't write code in vain. 

/Peter Åstrand <astrand at>

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