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Re: [PATCH] lisp/server.el: Introduction of server-auth-key variable

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lisp/server.el: Introduction of server-auth-key variable
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:09:17 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Yes, but you'd have to send the key every time you connect to the remote
> host and every time you restart emacs.

I used something like "scp <server>:<authfile> .; emacsclient" last time
I needed such a thing, which is a bit slowish, indeed.

>> IIUC this only makes sense if you want to use a shared key that you keep
>> for a "long" time (since the intention is to reduce the frequency of
>> key-distribution).
> Yep, that's my use-case.

I guess it could make sense.  I'd rather like to see such a feature
provided some other way (e.g. share the key via ssh-agent, or rely on
GNUtls for authentication), but I guess in the mean time it might be OK,
provided the docstring strongly encourages users not to use it and to
expect it to disappear in the future.


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