This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: Vista + cygwin basics
Karl M wrote:
Just a comment...keychain is pretty heavy for what you get in Cygwin. I had problems a long time ago with a slow laptop running XP SP2 with Cygwin windows taking a long time to open if I kicked off several at once, particularly at boot time.
My solution was to launch ssh-agent as a service (one for each user that wants it). That service spawns the agent and updates the user environment in the registry so that other processes can find the ssh-agent process/socket. The advantages are that it is fast and the agent survives a logout (only rekey for a reboot is desired).
I had thought about offering it as a package, but there was insufficient interest. Your are welcome to it if you are interested. It has been rock solid for years.
That sounds like a useful alternative.
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html