[winswitch] xpra 2.0 security questions

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Mon Jun 5 22:03:47 BST 2017

On 05/06/17 22:59, shanew--- via shifter-users wrote:
> 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.
You're right, they're not the same.

sshpass is shipped in the application bundle, you can find it under:


> Thanks for the quick response on all my questions.

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