Windows, GnuPG, ssh, github, ...

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Jun 26 15:03:02 CEST 2015

On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:45, bozho at said:

> Would it be possible to have both types of socket emulation (SSH and putty)
> running at the same time? Git on Windows uses putty's pagenat a key agent...

Putty uses Windows's WM_COPYDATA message along with a mapped file to
encapsulate the standard ssh-agent protocol.  OpenSSH uses the Cygwin
Socket emulation to directly convey the ssh-agent protocol.  Thus the
rough idea is to implement --enable-ssh-support on Windows and allow
that in addition to --enable-putty-support.  gpg-agent 2.1 already
support multiple sockets for the same connection type.  The main work is
to let Libassuan detect an Cygwin style socket.



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