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


From: Xavier Maillard
Subject: Re: Enlarging the question Was: Re: Does pclcvs support ssh protocol ?
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 03:00:16 +0100
User-agent: Rmail in GNU Emacs 23.0.60.2 on GNU/Linux

   Pierre Lorenzon <address@hidden> writes:

   > 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
   >   ...

   Yes tramp use ssh-agent, if ssh-agent is started; if not you are prompted 
for a
   passphrase (you have to create keys and use keys system, not password).
   I don't use cvs for my files, i use svn.
   With svn if you do your checkout throught ssh, and ssh-agent+keys system is
   enabled, when you commit the change in your file, svn use automaticly ssh 
with
   tramp.

Do you have any good tuto to set this up ? I am one of these lazy
people who'd rather type their password every two minutes ;)
Ssh-agent could save me some precious time. Lat time I read about
this, it was a pain (for me) to understand.

AFAIK, depending on how one is starting GNU Emacs, the setup
changes. I am mostly working from the linux console, GNU Emacs is
launched through a screen server session which I am connecting
with the help of emacsclient.

I even have a system account which default login shell is
/usr/bin/emacs thus I do not see how ssh-agent could be setup in
this case.

Regards

        Xavier
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