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Re: [Monotone-devel] --non-interactive: run in non-interactive

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] --non-interactive: run in non-interactive
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 01:20:08 -0500
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Thomas Keller <address@hidden> writes:

> So, while its perfectly possible to do some rcfile tickery like
> William wrote in an earlier email, I think it would be better if we
> would include some kind of native support for asking for a key
> passphrase over stdio and/or even have some explicit
> "need_key_password" (which returns a boolean) and "set_key_password"
> (which could be used if a user has no get_passphrase / ssh-agent setup
> whatsoever) automation commands. I know this probably might not be
> very secure, but it would be damn convenient for automate developers
> like me...

I agree this would be a good thing. When using monotone via automate,
monotone is a back-end, and the front-end should assume all
responsibility for prompting.

I don't see what the security issue is. Unless the connection between
the front-end and the back-end is over an unencrypted network?

-- Stephe

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