[cygwin] gpg-agent with ssh support ?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Mar 11 11:15:58 CET 2015

On Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:18, xavier at maillard.im said:

> I enabled ssh support in the gpg-agent.conf file as usual and I
> clearly see the socket files for both GNUpg and SSH.

The Unix Domain Socket emulation used by Cygwin is different from the
emulation used by GnuPG on Windows.  Recall that Cygwin is its own OS on
top of Windows.  You may try to build GnuPG for Cygwin and install this.
However, I would not suggest this.

The standard ssh client on Windows seems to be Putty; you may use it
with the native GnuPG for Windows (i.e. Gpg4win) by using the option
--enable-putty-support instead of --enable-ssh-support.

> Do you know a way to fix that and only use gpg-agent as my sole agent
> entry point for both gpg and ssh ?

IIRC, gniibe once posted a description on how Cygwin's socket emulation
works on Windows.  It might be possible to add this to gpg-agent.



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