How to stop ssh-agent being started?

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Thu Feb 21 19:53:26 UTC 2008

John Austin wrote:
> But if I do it that way I have to enter a pass phrase each time I do
> a ssh, scp or konqueror-fish.
> With my little script I don't - what am I missing ?  I'm
> authenticating with a public/private key.

The agent should be started with your session, so you can remove the
eval ssh-agent part.  You do still need to add your key(s) to the
agent to make it useful.  That can be done in a script as your do now.
You can also use pam_ssh to unlock your keys for you, if you're
willing to use the same passphrase on your ssh keys are you do for
long (which many people aren't).

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