gpg-connect-agent querying max-cache-ttl
Rob.Fries at ascensus.com
Mon Jan 12 22:26:56 CET 2015
> Have you considered these two options:
> 1) gpgconf says the ttl is a 32-bit unsigned number. Have you tried entering the value 4294967295 and making a mental note to rethink that strategy when your system reaches an uptime of more than 136 years? (I got the impression you didn't have ttl issues with your current solution, so I inferred this might be because it doesn't expire).
You are correct, ttl is not a current issue, and a high setting is something we are considering . ( thanks for the max value! :) )
> 2) You say you preset the passphrase with gpg-preset-passphrase. Have you considered writing a wrapper script that does nothing but call gpg-preset-passphrase and write a timestamp in some file? The actual ttl can then be computed from the timestamp and the gpgconf output.
Hmm... I hadn't considered my own time stamp file exactly, but that is another solution we could certainly use. We already have a wrapper, so it would be simple to add.
> This might help you out without needing a feature that indeed isn't present AFAIK.
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