unable to use SSH_ASKPASS

From: Popeanga Marian (pmarian_at_cnlo.ro)
Date: 08/05/05

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    Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 09:50:47 +0300 (EEST)
    To: secureshell@securityfocus.com

        Hi guys,

        According to ssh manual:

     "If ssh does not
                   have a terminal associated with it but DISPLAY and
                   are set, it will execute the program specified by
                   and open an X11 window to read the passphrase. This is
                   larly useful when calling ssh from a .xsession or related
                   script. (Note that on some machines it may be necessary to
                   redirect the input from /dev/null to make this work.)"
    ( Version OpenSSH_4.1p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7g )

        starting ssh from a shell script and setting SSH_ASKPASS and DISPLAY
     should involve executing the $SSH_ASKPASS. Till now i wasn't able to do
        I use the following script to test:

     export DISPLAY=localhost:0
     export SSH_ASKPASS="/opt/kde/bin/cvsaskpass"
     ssh marian@localhost

        Any help is welcomed.


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