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Re: ssh & ssh-askpass obnoxious dialogs


here is some help from the german user list:

as root execute 'chmod a=rw /dev/tty'

see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=245735


Am Montag, 26. April 2004 16:37 schrieb hamish:
> I just updated ssh from debian unstable... And a horrible 'enhancement' 
> just reared its ugly head.
> It would appear that now when you attempt to ssh out from an xterm that 
> has its DISPLAY env set, some poxy ssh-askpass pops up and gets you to 
> type your password into it, instead of there being a prompt on your 
> terminal that you actually kicked off ssh from...
> First question... How do I disable this from happening without having to 
> either change my DISPLAY env, and without specifying additional 
> parameters on the command line? if I'd wanted some X window popup for 
> authentication, I'd be running windoze!
> There appears to be no man page for ssh-askpass, nor any docs in the man 
> pages for ssh or ssh_config that would affect this obnoxious (IMO) 
> behaviour...
> Oh... The default failure mode for this is to break BTW, because 
> although ssh appears to REQUIRE ssh-askpass, it doesn't get installed as 
> a pre-req!
>   Hamish.
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