what is ssh-sgent?

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at fjellstad.org
Sun May 4 13:29:16 UTC 2008

John K Masters <johnmasters at oxtedonline.net> writes:

> Should be fine. As I said ssh-agent gets installed when you install ssh.
> However, if you are not using a service whether ssh or whatever then it
> is probably best to turn it off.

ssh client and server is different packages.  ssh client, AFAIK, gets
installed in the standard installation.  Server is not. ssh-agent is
part of the client (the client uses it to cache the password).  i'm not
sure turning off ssh-agent is a good idea if you are using the ssh client

John L. Fjellstad
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