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Re: Requesting agent forwarding

On Thursday 19 April 2012 14:19:18 you wrote:
> Sorry about the new thread, I was subscribed to the "nomail" version
> of the mailing list without realizing it so I couldn't figure out a
> way to respond to the previous response. I'm responding to Andreas
> below:
> >> I'm investigating libssh for a project and one of the requirements is
> >> that I'm able to request SSH agent forwarding on an SSH connection. It
> >> appears based on the RFC[1] that this is done by sending a channel
> >> request. I don't see if this is done or exposed anywhere in libssh.
> >> 
> >> Is this possible now?
> > 
> > it is possilble to implement it, but we don't have a simple API for it.
> Yeah I can see how it can easily be implemented in libssh. Would this
> be something you'd be interested in a patch?

A patch would be great, it needs to be in #ifndef _WIN32 cause windows doesn't 
support unix sockets.

> > What you are doing on the client side is to connect to the socket of the
> > unix socket from the agent and "forward" the request over a ssh channel.
> > The server sets up a unix socket and set the evironment variable for the
> > unix socket so the clients on the server know where the agent is.
> Right, so there is no way to do this with libssh currently without patching
> it?

You can do it without changing libssh. All the functions should be there. A 
patch for libssh adding it with and easy to use interface is welcome.

	-- andreas

Andreas Schneider                   GPG-ID: F33E3FC6
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Re: Requesting agent forwardingMitchell Hashimoto <mitchell.hashimoto@xxxxxxxxx>
Re: Requesting agent forwardingMitchell Hashimoto <mitchell.hashimoto@xxxxxxxxx>
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