SSH Command Line Password Support

Carson Gaspar carson at
Wed Aug 27 08:03:02 EST 2008

Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

[ why passwords on command lines are evil ]

> Dag-Erling also offered you another technique to achieve your stated
> goal of "the needs of users out there using scripts", which is to use
> a passphrase-less keypair for scripted connections.  You might want to
> read Brian Hatch's "SSH User Identities" [0], and Matt Taggart's "Good
> practices for using SSH" [1].

Or, if you must use a password, use the ssh-askpass interface that 
already exists. Why write a different and insecure one?


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