gpg 2.1 gpg-agent over ssh

Ximin Luo infinity0 at
Sat Mar 28 12:40:32 CET 2015

On 28/03/15 12:21, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:38, infinity0 at said:
>> What is actually happening is that the gpg-agent it's connecting to,
>> is running a pinentry that's associated with the display on the
>> desktop session the *gpg-agent* is attached to, rather than the ssh
>> client, and there's no way for the ssh user to reach this.
> Sure.  If you want to switch your active X-server you need to tell it
> gpg-agent:
>   gpg-connect-agent updatestartuptty /bye

What is this supposed to do? Also, I don't *want* my SSH session to be associated with X. Ideally gpg-agent should pop up a pinentry-curses dialog box. $DISPLAY isn't even set.

>> But physically going back to the desktop session doesn't show a pinentry popup, for some reason.
> It shows up there until it times out.

It doesn't, though. I am physically at both sessions at the same time.



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