Bug#461829: seahorse-agent Improperly Caches SSH Keys by Default; Refuses to Relinquish Them
joss at debian.org
Mon Jan 21 10:20:51 UTC 2008
Le dimanche 20 janvier 2008 à 20:07 -0800, Leo L. Schwab a écrit :
> Package: seahorse
> Version: 2.20.3-1
> Severity: important
> seahorse-agent upon startup appears to sniff through my ~/.ssh
> directory, find any SSH identity keys, and automagically add them to
> ssh-agent. This appears to be default behavior, and is really, really
This setup is far from being the standard, even among people heavily
using SSH keys. This problem will exist only for a very small minority,
for which the preferences are here to deactivate the behavior.
Frankly, I think you should talk about that with upstream, on
seahorse-list at gnome.org. This is far beyond the things we are ready
to change for the Debian package.
> After some Googling around, I discovered this broken behavior
> can be disabled via seahorse-preferences, so my immediate issue is
> solved. Nevertheless, I contend this, at the very least, should not be
> default behavior, and in fact should be seriously reconsidered. There
> is absolutely no way for seahorse-agent to know the policy
> considerations attached to any keys it may find lurking in ~/.ssh, and
> therefore should not -- by default, anyway -- be trying to do anything
> "clever" or "helpful" with them.
Seahorse is precisely here for doing helpful things with, among other
things, SSH keys. The behavior you find annoying is helpful for people
with a sane setup.
So, we are not going to change the default unless something useful
arises from your discussion with upstream.
: :' : We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code.
`. `' We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to
`- our own. Resistance is futile.
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