ssh wants passphrase and password if accessed via remote VPN login

MR mrzenwiz at
Wed Jul 13 17:48:42 UTC 2016

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 3:03 AM, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
>     When you are logged in locally the GUI login feeds your login
>     password as the pass-phrase into the local ssh-agent (or whatever
>     replaces it) so unlocks your key for logging in to remote systems.
>     When you log in from a remote system using ssh the above doesn't
>     happen so when you try and connect to something that needs your
>     key then the system asks for the pass-phrase.
> If you want to be asked only once then run ssh-agent after you have
> logged in from the remote system.
Ssh-agent is not running on any of my systems.

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