seahorse ssh key timeless cache

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Mon May 21 05:02:50 UTC 2007

On Friday 18 May 2007 08:06:03 Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 15:00 -0300, Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am using seahorse to manage my gpg/ssh keys, and was thrilled as I just 
> > found out what "forward agent" really is: when the ssh-agent is active I 
> > have to type my passphrase once, it gets cached, and I can ssh with it to 
> > host A without further hassle any time. Nothing new here.


> > Now, my concern is that seahorse doesn't seem to have any time out policy 
> > this cache. In my experiments at my home computer, it would keep my 


> > 
> > Is it a feature or a bug? Is there a way get it to time out, say, after 5 
> > minutes?
> > 
> But you can change the cache time from infintie to anything you want.
> Just right-click on the icon in where it shows next to the clock and
> select cache preferneces, then allow it to expire after however many
> minutes.

Thanks for your answers, Gabriel and Mario. I forgot to mention I tried that.

Haven't really tried with gnupg keys, but this setting does not seem to affect 
ssh keys. Can anybody please confirm that this time out setting does NOT work 
for ssh keys?


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