ssh private key password

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Jan 9 03:11:24 UTC 2009

Jerry Amundson wrote:
> Users, naturally, would not "want this" - it's intrusive and
> completely unnecessary. In the Windows world, IT staff would be be
> bombarded with virus warnings.
> Please, make "false" the default.

Uh, a GUI prompt for the passphrase is a feature. It also gets used when you
use SSH from a GUI app, such as a client for a version control system. I
don't see how this is a problem.

        Kevin Kofler

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