[ITP] win-ssh-agent 1.07

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Nov 4 03:04:00 GMT 2011

On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 09:52:20AM -0400, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>> I'd like to package and maintain win-ssh-agent for Cygwin.
>> With the win-ssh-agent, we can use the ssh-agent (available inthe
>> cygwin openssh) in the more smart way.
>> Normally, we need to start all relevant programs, which mightneed to
>> use the ssh, as child processes of the shell(e.g. bash) in which you
>> eval'ed the ssh-agent. ?Because, theprograms must be able to refer to
>> environment variables thatset by the ssh-agent.
>> The win-ssh-agent enables all programs to refer to theenvironment
>> variables of the ssh-agent, i.e. theSSH_AUTH_SOCK. ?Now, we no longer
>> need to start programs aschild processes of the shell.
>+1 Sounds useful.

I don't agree.  I don't see why this couldn't be accomplished using
standard UNIX tools and it seems like it might even be a potential
security hole.  I don't see the need to have this package in the


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