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Re: Subclipse 0.9.33 Released

From: Russel Winder <russel_at_russel.org.uk>
Date: 2005-09-13 16:32:18 CEST

On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 09:40 -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

> I would be interested to know as well. Hopefully Russel will enlighten
> us. However, since he said he is on Debian Testing, I am guessing that
> he is not using JavaHL.

I think he may have done in a previous email :-)

> Is there a way to change this? Do you know if the JSch developers have
> any plans to incorporate this functionality. Frankly, I would have to
> consider an ssh library that can't interact with an ssh-agent to be a
> bit on the broken side, or at least incomplete. Also, I would
> personally steer clear of letting JavaSVN cache things like passphrases.
> My main concern there is how do you ensure the security of the cached
> information?

Any SSH related sub-system that cannot work with ssh-agent is not just a
bit broken, it is totally broken and should be abandoned.

Can I revote for not caching passphrases. I would also vote for not
caching passwords but then I try and avoid using them ;-)

Dr Russel Winder                +44 20 7585 2200
41 Buckmaster Road              +44 7770 465 077
London SW11 1EN, UK             russel@russel.org.uk

Received on Wed Sep 14 00:32:18 2005

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