Starting ssh-agent automatically

Lars Noodén lars.nooden at
Mon May 14 07:30:09 UTC 2012

On 5/14/12 9:00 AM, Jarno Suni wrote:
> Why should Lubuntu start ssh-agent by default? I think it is better to
> start ssh-agent only if you need it for something.

Starting it by default means it is there for you when you need it.  It
is far easier to have the environment variables set up for you
automatically than to have to manually look them up and enter them by

Lubuntu already does this and so do the other *buntus, I just happened
to misread it.  I'm not sure how it ties in with gnome-keyring-daemon.


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