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Enlarging the question Was: Re: Does pclcvs support ssh protocol ?


From: Pierre Lorenzon
Subject: Enlarging the question Was: Re: Does pclcvs support ssh protocol ?
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:39:51 +0100 (CET)

From: Mike Mattie <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: Does pclcvs support ssh protocol ?
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:11:56 -0800

> On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:54:09 +0100 (CET)
> Pierre Lorenzon <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > From: Michael Hoffman <address@hidden>
> > Subject: Re: Does pclcvs support ssh protocol ?
> > Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:31:54 +0000
> > 
> > > Pierre Lorenzon wrote:
> > > 
> > > >   Notice that I still do not have the answer to my question :
> > > >   "yes or not is this password transaction implemented in
> > > >   pcl-cvs like in tramp ?"
> > > 
> > > Now the question has changed.
> > 
> > 
> >   Not really ! 
> > 
> >   Pierre
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> The answer is clearly ssh-agent. There are a large number of security issues 
> regarding keys,
> memory locking, timed expiration, secure entry, etc. Emacs doesn't need to 
> jump through all these
> hoops when ssh-agent,pin-entry,gpg do this sort of thing
> correctly with a robust code-base.

  Yes ! do you mean that tramp for instance uses ssh-agent ? It
  might be ; I didn't examine the code to answer this question
  ...

  Bests

  Pierre





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