ssh-agent use in different security domains

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Oct 27 11:08:10 EST 2011

On Wed, 26 Oct 2011, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

> On 10/26/2011 03:15 PM, Saku Ytti wrote:
> > If there is usage scenario for ForwardAgent, there is usage scenario for
> > ForwardAgent in multiple security domains.
> I suppose i'm arguing right now that the only legitimate usage scenario
> for ForwardAgent is when the user doesn't understand how to use
> ProxyCommand for a jumphost.
> I'd rather streamline the jumphost case than add extra cruft that might
> encourage users to forward their agent.
> If someone can propose a legitimate situation where agent forwarding is
> needed, i'd like to hear about it.

Yeah, agent forwarding predates stdio forwarding by more than a decade.
I don't have time to write it, but a good explanation and HOWTO seems in


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