[winswitch] xpra 2.0 security questions

shanew at shanew.net shanew at shanew.net
Mon Jun 5 21:59:14 BST 2017

On Thu, 1 Jun 2017, Antoine Martin via shifter-users wrote:

> On 01/06/17 00:22, Shane Williams via shifter-users wrote:
>> 3. We also notice that when SSH is selected as the mode, launchers on
>> some platforms remove the password field from the GUI, but others do
>> not (MacOS, in particular doesn't seem to).  Is this a built in
>> difference, or is it dependent on the existence of some "ask-pass"
>> binary?
> Password support with ssh mode requires "sshpass", except on MS Windows
> which always supports it using plink's -password command line option.
> sshpass is shipped on Mac OS, and it is a dependency of most of our
> Linux packages, so it should generally be available.

I'm not seeing sshpass (or ssh-askpass) installed on the various MacOS
systems I have access to, most of which are at 10.12 or 10.11.  I'm
also seeing references that suggest ssh-askpass was removed by default
starting in Lion.  But then I also see a lot of posts that seem to
think sshpass and ssh-askpass are the same thing, whereas I'm pretty
sure they're not.

Thanks for the quick response on all my questions.

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