Question on Putty and gpg-agent

Peter Lebbing peter at
Tue May 2 18:00:04 CEST 2017

On 30/04/17 20:41, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> It is a decidedly different behaviour than gpg-agent on Linux. There, it
> will check if a smartcard is currently connected and if so, offer such a
> key for authentication. For SSH, it will *never ask* to insert a card!
> It'll just skip it outright.

It turns out this isn't true. If you add the keygrip to sshcontrol, it
will ask for the card. However, I hadn't added my smartcard keygrip to
sshcontrol because it is unnecessary.



I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <>

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