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Re: Double ssh login required?

From: Pep <pep_at_ticketweb.co.uk>
Date: 2004-08-03 15:18:21 CEST

Thanks verymuch for the info Ben, sounds like the old cvs+ssh way of doing
things, so that's not a problem then.

Pep.

On Tuesday 03 Aug 2004 1:47 pm, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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
> version.
>
> 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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