what is ssh-sgent?

andy baxter andy at earthsong.free-online.co.uk
Sat May 3 19:11:59 UTC 2008


Could someone tell me what ssh-agent is? I have the following process 
running on my computer, and I'm not sure what it does:

root at monkey:~# ps ax | grep 5474
 5474 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch 
--exit-with-session x-session-manager
16932 pts/1    R+     0:00 grep 5474


andy baxter.

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