[Bug 69] Generalize SSH_ASKPASS

Markus Friedl markus at openbsd.org
Thu Mar 27 03:38:19 EST 2003

because it was intended that SSH_ASKPASS points to a x11 program.

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 04:29:06PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 16:17, Markus Friedl wrote:
> > it's not brokeness, it's never been intented this way.
> I disagree. Requiring the entirely irrelevant $DISPLAY variable to be
> set in order to persuade ssh to honour the $SSH_ASKPASS variable is
> gratuitous, counterintuitive, and otherwise broken. IMHO.
> Are there reasons for it which I've missed? Do you have a reason to want
> it to stay the way it is?
> -- 
> dwmw2

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