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Re: Double ssh login required?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-03 14:47:14 CEST

On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 04:40, Pep wrote:
> This was not the case before but is now and I have honestly not changed
> anything. Or at least I think I have not changed anything.

You must have upgraded from a very old version of svn to a 1.0.x

Whenever the svn client "connects to the server", the ssh binary will
prompt you for authentication. In old, pre-1.0 versions of svn, the
checkout command connected to the server once. svn 1.0 and later
connects to the repository twice.

Normally, it's no big deal. If you're using http:// or svn://, then the
second connection doesn't prompt you, because the svn authn caching
system has kicked in.

If you're using svn+ssh://, the authn caching system is being
circumvented; the svn client never receives an authn challenge all.
Instead, it's the ssh binary doing all the authentication.

So, you need to use a program like 'ssh-agent' to cache your ssh
password in memory.

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