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Re: A question about ssh-agent

On 2012-02-06 11:39:47 +0100, Erwan David wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:33:25AM CET, Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.net> said:
> > On 2012-02-04 09:35:44 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > > Nope, this is the script that starts the ssh *server*.  The agent is
> > > started in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90x11-common_ssh-agent, sourced from
> > > /etc/X11/Xsession (see Xsession(5).
> > 
> > But it shouldn't. It should be the user who decides whether he wants
> > to start ssh-agent (since it is a user process), not the admin.
> Not necessarily : the user uses it or not through ssh-add.

Yes, but ssh-agent is still started even if the user doesn't want it.
On my machine, it was interfering with my own system to automatically
start ssh-agent when needed (until I changed my config to kill this

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