fyi: agent forwarding fails (with enabled ControlMaster) after time shift on client

Damien Miller djm at
Sun Sep 11 14:18:28 AEST 2016

On Fri, 9 Sep 2016, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:

> Hello.
> Yes, i think that was the cause why agent forwarding wasn't
> performed at all, i had to rm(1) the control socket and the next
> ssh(1) connection forwarded the agent normally again.  (It was
> a huge timeshift by several hours.)  I.e., just in case this is
> something you didn't have on your radar yet.

Do you know whether the agent was still running or if it has terminated?

Did you load your keys with a timeout set?


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