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Re: ssh-askpass | kinit

If you want something that will work with both Heimdal and MIT then  
you need to use a pty, like expect does.  IO::Pty in Perl also works,  
but it won't encourage you to think Perl is a nice language.

On Jul 8, 2006, at 7:24 AM, Love Hörnquist Åstrand wrote:

> Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au> writes:
>> Hello,
>> Has anybody considered making it possible for kinit to get a password
>> from ssh-askpass?
>> That way it would be simple to have a graphical front end for the
>> password prompt. e.g. with
>> ssh-askpass "kerberos password" | kinit
>> Unfortunately, kinit appears to bypass STDIN/STDOUT and read/write
>> directly to/from /dev/tty.
> In current heimdal there is an option --password-file that will  
> read the
> password from file, using the filename STDIN will read from stdin.
> $ kinit --help 2>&1 | grep ^--password-file
> --password-file=string                    read the password from a  
> file
> Love
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