folding Apple tweaks into openssh

Jim Reid jim at
Wed Jan 7 22:52:58 EST 2009

Hi. Apple have a bunch of patches to openssh that they have folded  
into the version that's shipped with MacOSX. Some of these are very  
convenient: like automagically starting an ssh-agent at login/boot  
time and the ability to have SSH passphrases stored and fetched from  
the Keychain. It would be nice if these could be considered for  
rolling in to a future release of openssh.

FWIW the patches are at 
. As far as I'm aware they're open source and not encumbered by  
licensing nasties.

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