Confirmation for cached passphrases useful?

Jameson Rollins jrollins at
Sat Oct 16 01:29:50 CEST 2010

On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 19:12:21 -0400, "Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at> wrote:
> > Do you use ssh-agent?  Do you think their implementation of the same
> > thing is not good?  If so, have you complained to them about it, or
> > asked why the implemented it?
> This seems to be an argument from implication of hypocrisy: as if,
> were I a user of ssh-agent, my opinion regarding gpg-agent could be
> safely dismissed on the grounds of my hypocrisy by not bringing the
> same issues up to the ssh-agent authors.

No, I was just curious why, if you were an ssh-agent user, you would be
ok with the implementation there but not for gpg-agent.  If you're not
an ssh-agent user then you have nothing to get defensive about.

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