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-rw-r--r--ChangeLog6
-rw-r--r--ssh-agent.17
2 files changed, 11 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index 674ad85d..7ff15b28 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -12,6 +12,10 @@
- markus@cvs.openbsd.org 2001/11/19 11:20:21
[sshd.c]
fd leak on HUP; ok stevesk@
+ - 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@
20011126
- (tim) [contrib/cygwin/README, openbsd-compat/bsd-cygwin_util.c,
@@ -6934,4 +6938,4 @@
- Wrote replacements for strlcpy and mkdtemp
- Released 1.0pre1
-$Id: ChangeLog,v 1.1670 2001/12/06 16:35:40 mouring Exp $
+$Id: ChangeLog,v 1.1671 2001/12/06 16:37:51 mouring Exp $
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