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Re: Key management using a USB key

On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 12:46:46AM +0100, David Härdeman wrote:
> o In order to minimize the exposure of the key, it might be wise to 
>  mount the drive, load the keys (ssh,gpg) into the memory of the 
>  appropriate agents and then unmount the drive. On the other hand, does 
>  this actually provide any extra security as opposed to having the key 
>  mounted for the entire session?

i have a usb/hotplug/ssh-add script that loads an ssh key off of a usb
stick, and removes it when the usb stick is removed.  if you're
interested i can send you a copy off-list.



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