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ssh-agent and macos x

A lot of stuff I'd seen around the place mentioned something called "SSH Agent Services" which broke on MacOS X 10.2. More recently though, I've found this ssh-agent front-end that seems to do the trick.

Also, there's SSHPassKey which provides a Keychain-enabled GUI front-end to ssh-askpass. Maybe you can twiddle the Keychain settings to make it prompt you before letting any random program try and ssh out somewhere using your precious keys? I haven't tried this (keychain twiddling) yet - perhaps it'd provide a slightly safer alternative to runnning ssh-agent.

* 17:40 * geek