gui wrapper for ssh -X

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Sat Mar 8 01:39:11 EST 2003

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 14:12, Jeremy Wilkins wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been attempting to write a gui wrapper to launch
> ssh -X user at machine application
> I'm trying to launch ssh and connect to it with pipes so that my front 
> end can enter the password if required (either from a cache or by 
> popping up a dialogue box).

Why not just use $SSH_ASKPASS?

Admittedly, there's some brain damage there and you have to explicitly
disconnect from your controlling tty to force it to use your askpass
program, rather than just passing a '-oaskpass=...' option, but it's not
so hard.


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