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Re: A question about ssh-agent

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Erwan David wrote:
> > Vincent Lefevre said:
> > > 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
> ssh-agent).

This is a problem of opposing goals.  One group wants the system to be
popular and easy to use for novices.  The other group wants it to have
technical excellence.  It is exactly with issues such as this that
they are opposing goals.


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