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RPM: x11-ssh-askpass

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Current version:
Build date: 9 august 2018, 06:40 ( 62.8 weeks ago )
Size: 29.00 Kb

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License: BSD-like
Summary: An X11-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH

This is an X11-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH.
These dialogs are intended to be called from the ssh-add program and
not invoked directly.

The features of x11-ssh-askpass are as follows:
+ Configurable via the standard X resource mechanism
 (/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults, ~/.Xdefaults, xrdb, etc.).
+ Requires only stock X11 libraries (libXt, libX11, libSM, libICE).
+ Can be configured to grab the keyboard and/or pointer (grabs the
 keyboard by default, not the pointer).

The user interface is somewhat different than most password/passphrase
dialogs and more similar to the X11-based passphrase dialog that
accompanies the regular SSH distribution.  Instead of a text field that
fills with asterisks or some other character as the user enters the
passphrase, a series of LED-like areas light up one-by-one with each
passphrase character entered, beginning from the lefthand edge of the
dialog.  When they reach the righthand edge, they go dark one-by-one
again, and so on.  This gives the user feedback that passphrase
characters have been entered, but does not provide onlookers with a
clue as to the length of the passphrase.

Current maintainer: Dmitry V. Levin

List of contributors

List of rpms provided by this srpm:

  • x11-ssh-askpass
  • x11-ssh-askpass-debuginfo
    design & coding: Vladimir Lettiev aka crux © 2004-2005, Andrew Avramenko aka liks © 2007-2008
    current maintainer: Michael Shigorin