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
     SSH_ASKPASS
                   are set, it will execute the program specified by
     SSH_ASKPASS
                   and open an X11 window to read the passphrase. This is
     particu-
                   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
     it.
        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.

     Thanks,
     Marian


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