[Bug 69] Generalize SSH_ASKPASS

Markus Friedl markus at openbsd.org
Thu Mar 27 03:49:00 EST 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 04:42:57PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 16:38, Markus Friedl wrote:
> > because it was intended that SSH_ASKPASS points to a x11 program.
> You are not being clear. I ask not for the reason why it came to be this
> way -- I ask if there are reasons why it should _stay_ this way. 
> Are you saying that it _IS_ intended that SSH_ASKPASS points to an X11
> program, and that anyone trying to use it for any other purpose is
> abusing the mechanism?


> In which case, there is an outstanding feature request for something
> more generic than the existing X11-only SSH_ASKPASS. 
> Or are you saying something else?

you are claiming that's it's broken the way it is.
but it's not broken because it's the way it's intented.

the original intentions need to be revised, that's all.

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