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Re: sudo:: method in tramp possible security issue

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: sudo:: method in tramp possible security issue
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:26:27 +0100
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Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> The command `tramp-cleanup-connection' closes any background session for
> a Tramp connection, including removing cached passwords. Maybe we shall
> call this for sudo/su methods automatically after a given timeout, like
> the password expiration for sudo in a terminal. 5 minutes seem to be a
> sensible value to me.

I give it a try. I've pushed a change to the master branch, which
expires sudo and doas background sessions after 5 minutes. Check the
Tramp manual for details.

Let's see how it goes.

>> João

Best regards, Michael.

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