Problem with 20050215 snapshot and ssh-agent forwarding

David Rothenberger
Thu Feb 17 01:44:00 GMT 2005

I'm having a problem with the 20050215 snapshot (and the 20050131 as
well). My ssh-agent connection is not being forwarded by ssh. This is
working fine with the 20041119 snapshot.

Here are the steps to reproduce the problem. I've got ssh and sshd
correctly configured to forward ssh-agent connections. The second ssh
command should not prompt to the public key passphrase.

% keychain ~/.ssh/id_dsa

KeyChain 2.0.3;
 Copyright 2002 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.; Distributed under the GPL
 * All previously running ssh-agent(s) have been stopped.
 * Initializing /home/drothe/.keychain/tela-sh file...
 * Initializing /home/drothe/.keychain/tela-csh file...
 * Starting new ssh-agent
 * 1 more keys to add...
Enter passphrase for /home/drothe/.ssh/id_dsa:
Identity added: /home/drothe/.ssh/id_dsa (/home/drothe/.ssh/id_dsa)

% . ~/.keychain/tela-sh
% ssh `hostname`
% ssh `hostname`
Enter passphrase for key '/home/drothe/.ssh/id_dsa':

David Rothenberger                spammer? ->
GPG/PGP: 0x7F67E734, C233 365A 25EF 2C5F C8E1 43DF B44F BA26 7F67 E734

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