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Re: Bug#112020: ITP: keychain -- An OpenSSH key manager

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 07:08:32PM -0500, Cesar Mendoza wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 01:05:12PM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 03:00:44PM -0500, Cesar Mendoza wrote:
> > What's really needed is a little work on ssh-agent so that
> > - when ssh asks for a DSA passphrase, it also sends it to ssh-agent
> > - ssh-agent can expire keys after some time of inactivity
> > 
> I know that but for now we have to work with what we have, don't you
> think?

There's something about a long-running shell script with my secret keys in
it that sends shivers down my spine. Not for any specific reason, it just
"sounds bad." This functionality should be worked into a patch for
ssh-agent. Ask yourself, would you really use this on a security-sensitive

Jacob Kuntz

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