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Re: tramp and ssh-agent / ssh-add

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp and ssh-agent / ssh-add
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:30:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Roland Winkler" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Tramp 2.0 does not offer such a hook. 
> Would you be able to add one? I know at least one person who would
> greatly appreciate it.  :-)
> And if its purpose (one of its possible purposes) was properly
> documented, I could well imagine that more people would like to use
> it.

Not for Tramp 2.0. It doesn't see new features; just bug fixes will be
provided for it.

> (I know that tramp is intended to provide a general scheme for file
> transfer. Are there other schemes besides beside ssh that use an
> agent like ssh? Gpg comes with an agent. But I guess that this is a
> different story.)

There are also plink/pscp, which use pageant as agent. All of them from
the PuTTY package.

However, what I would like to have is a general identity handling
mechanism in Emacs. This shouldn't be restricted to Tramp only. There
shall be interfaces to ssh-agent, to the Gnome and KDE keyring managers,
to gpg, etc.

So I'm not convinced yet to start a Tramp-only solution. password.el,
which is used by Tramp, is also no own development; it comes from Gnus.

> Thanks,
> Roland

Best regards, Michael.

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