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Re: creative ssh-agent uses

On Sat, Dec 09, 2006 at 10:27:16PM +0200, Ratiu Petru wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Dec 2006, Rudi Cilibrasi wrote:
> This is EXACTLY what I want to avoid. I use passphrase-less keys for
> some backups already, so I know the procedure. However, I'm trying to
> benefit from having the ssh session signed with my personal key, and somehow
> use that when mounting the dm-crypt/LUKS device where I backup my files.
> I know there are other acceptable solutions (having the password written in
> a local file, or typing it every time), but they're not as nice. However,
> I'll go with one of them until I manage to put together a program that does
> what I want.

Well, then why not put that file on a remote machine which is only
accessible via ssh and... (don't really know if I'm just kidding or not)
well, that one would leave the question, how you can trust that remote server
but at least it would keep a clear-text-password off of the harddrive of your


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