seanius at seanius.net
Fri Jul 12 09:48:01 CEST 2002
so i was sitting talking to a friend, and we were thinking that it'd
be a great thing to have a gpg-agent in a style similar to ssh-agent.
i was sure that someone must have already come up with this idea,
so i did a bit of looking, and all i could find was
an ambigious reference in man gpg:
Try to use the GnuPG-Agent. Please note that
this agent is still under development. With
this option, GnuPG first tries to connect to the
agent before it asks for a passphrase.
another ambiguous reference in the main README:
If you use the option "--batch", GnuPG runs in non-interactive mode and
never prompts for input data. This does not even allow entering the
passphrase. Until we have a better solution (something like ssh-agent),
you can use the option "--passphrase-fd n", which works like PGP's
and finally a reference in NEWS that told me to rtfm.
i did some more poking around and found an 'abandoned-v-1-2-0' tag
on cvs.gnupg.org that has some kind of source code (year and a half
old) for a gpg-agent.c, though i haven't read the source thoroughly
enough to know if it even is doing what i think it might do.
so, what i'm wondering is: is there any work being done on an ssh-agent
like agent for gpg? if so, what's the status? if not, who would i talk
to about helping? :)
thanks for your time, sorry to clutter so many inboxes
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