[Bug 69] Generalize SSH_ASKPASS

Markus Friedl markus at openbsd.org
Thu Mar 27 00:46:55 EST 2003

of course, you just set DISPLAY for ssh.

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 12:59:49PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > i don't think DISPLAY is confusing if you just set it for ssh.
> > other programs don't care.
> But that's not really the way it works -- what actually happens is you
> set DISPLAY before running whatever programs (MUA, CVS GUI, other...)
> are going to invoke ssh, rather than having the hackish workaround in
> _every_ such user of ssh.
> I suppose we could have a shell script wrapper around SSH alone, which
> does nothing but set a DISPLAY variable if none is set, add '-x' to the
> options to prevent ssh itself from misinterpreting it, detach from the
> controlling tty, etc... 
> Or alternatively we could just fix ssh ;)
> > as to typing "YES", this is intentional, since users should _think_
> > not click.
> I agree. And it's not really hard for the ssh-askpass program to
> recognise the question text and do something other than the normal 'ask
> for textual input' anyway.
> -- 
> dwmw2

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