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Re: ssh-agent's timeout/maximum lifetime "-t" broken?

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 07:59:35AM +0100, Ralf Hauser wrote:
> As per, I am trying
> to use the -t option with openssh 3.5p1-3 and I get:
> rhauser at PC:/<3>rhauser/Desktop> eval `ssh-agent -c -t 900`
> ssh-agent: unknown option -- t
> Usage: ssh-agent [options] [command [args ...]]
> Options:
>   -c          Generate C-shell commands on stdout.
>   -s          Generate Bourne shell commands on stdout.
>   -k          Kill the current agent.
>   -d          Debug mode.
>   -a socket   Bind agent socket to given name.

Neither my Cygwin nor my Linux versions of OpenSSH 3.5p1 know of a
-t option.  It's not even mentioned in the man pages nor can I find
it in the *source code*.  So what did you make to believe there is
such a -t option?

> Context where I tried to use this:
> P.S.: Another strange problem I have is that my ~/.ssh/identity files are
> ignored and /rsync/.ssh/identity is taken?? (see

Your environment is broken.  Either your home dir is set to /rsync
in /etc/passwd or your user name is incorrect or something else is
wrongly set on your system which nobody can see due to the lack of
details in your posting.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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