ssh private key password

Ricky Zhou ricky at
Thu Jan 8 22:21:43 UTC 2009

On 2009-01-08 11:02:14 PM, nodata wrote:
> I'm wondering when this changed (F10)? I'm sure it didn't act like this
> in F9.
> In F9, I would only be prompted to enter my passphrase if I sshed to a
> box that accepted pubkey authentication and a ssh-agent did not already
> have the key.
> In F10 it asks earlier: when ssh-add is run.
When you run ssh-add, you are *asking* for the passphrase to be stored
with ssh-agent, so of course, it has to ask for your passphrase.  This
is the very purpose of ssh-add.  Could you be confusing ssh-add with
something else?

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