Re: How do I get "ssh -X..." to exit?

On 03/08/2010 05:52 PM, J G Miller wrote:
On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:32:54 -0800, Todd wrote:

No clue about ssh-agent.

Have a look at how to generate an ssh-key (public and private pair) with

ssh-keygen -t dsa

in further details at


or at


or the tutorial in PDF format at


Then make sure that your X11 windowing session startup is started
within ssh-agent, as per


for Debian / Ubuntu / Mint

and that your own XSession or Xclients includes the running of
gnome-ssh-askpass, x11-ssh-askpass, or ssh-askpass-fullscreen
to get the passphrase to your ssh key to pass on to ssh-agent,


ssh-add path_to_your_private_key

usually ${HOME}/.ssh/id_dsa

Then you never have to supply the passphrase to login, execute
remote command, or securely copy files to/from to any account
which has a copy of your public key in authorized keys (and the
machine is running sshd and whose configuration does not deny
your connection of course).

Hi J,

I actually do not need it as everyone is on the safe
side of the internal network.

But that could change! So, I copied your instructions down
in my "Keeper" file for later use.

Thank you!