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authorBen Lindstrom <mouring@eviladmin.org>2001-12-06 16:37:51 +0000
committerBen Lindstrom <mouring@eviladmin.org>2001-12-06 16:37:51 +0000
commit11f790bbb1fb286006aa04e78fb9965110a4af90 (patch)
treebad82880286e56fd5411225e435ff2a496952633 /ssh-agent.1
parentd84df989db48f76be16c34f7795e6788ee7841bc (diff)
- stevesk@cvs.openbsd.org 2001/11/19 18:40:46
[ssh-agent.1] clarify/state that private keys are not exposed to clients using the agent; ok markus@
Diffstat (limited to 'ssh-agent.1')
-rw-r--r--ssh-agent.17
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/ssh-agent.1 b/ssh-agent.1
index 00c19921..2b9f3d97 100644
--- a/ssh-agent.1
+++ b/ssh-agent.1
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.\" $OpenBSD: ssh-agent.1,v 1.28 2001/09/05 06:23:07 deraadt Exp $
+.\" $OpenBSD: ssh-agent.1,v 1.29 2001/11/19 18:40:46 stevesk Exp $
.\"
.\" Author: Tatu Ylonen <ylo@cs.hut.fi>
.\" Copyright (c) 1995 Tatu Ylonen <ylo@cs.hut.fi>, Espoo, Finland
@@ -127,6 +127,11 @@ Later
.Xr ssh 1
looks at these variables and uses them to establish a connection to the agent.
.Pp
+The agent will never send a private key over its request channel.
+Instead, operations that require a private key will be performed
+by the agent, and the result will be returned to the requester.
+This way, private keys are not exposed to clients using the agent.
+.Pp
A unix-domain socket is created
.Pq Pa /tmp/ssh-XXXXXXXX/agent.<pid> ,
and the name of this socket is stored in the