gpg-agent and pinentry MacOS

Remco Post at
Fri Sep 22 11:21:30 CEST 2006

Santhosh.G, ISDC Chennai wrote:
> Can anyone tell me is there any way to decrypt a file without giving the
> passphrase at all.....plz help

WHY??? The whole purpose of encrypting a file is to add a barrier, a layer of
authentication, before it can be read. Now, I guess you could potentially
create a 'no security'-key... one not protected by a passphrase, but you might
as well not encrypt at all.

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> Werner Koch
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:08 PM
> To: Remco Post
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> Subject: Re: gpg-agent and pinentry MacOS
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 08:03, Remco Post said:
>> connect to a remote host. Not to long ago Werner responded that he would
>> think about a change in gpg-agent to facilitate this. Now I was
>> wondering what Werner has thought up?
> I can't remember the problem.  I am using a card based as well as a
> disk based ssh key the whole day and the caching just works.
> There used to be a problem solved with gnupg 1.9.21 (June 20).
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner
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Remco Post

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