keychain 1.7

From: aleph1at_private
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 21:15:05 PDT

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    keychain 1.7
      by Daniel Robbins (
      Monday, October 22nd 2001 13:35
    Categories: Security, Utilities
    About: keychain helps you to manage RSA and DSA keys in  a convenient and
    secure manner. It acts as a  frontend to SSH-agent, but allows you to
    easily  have one long running SSH-agent process per  system, rather than
    the norm of one SSH-agent  per login session. This dramatically reduces the
     number of times you need to enter your  passphrase - with keychain, you
    only need to enter  a passphrase once every time your local machine is 
    rebooted. keychain also makes it easy for remote  cron jobs to securely
    "hook in" to a long running  SSH-agent process, allowing your scripts to
    take  advantage of RSA and DSA keys. 
    Changes: Automatically taking advantage of procmail's lockfile command (if
    present) to serialize the startup of multiple keychain processes
    (preventing the "too many ssh-agents" bug; this fix is very handy if you've
    configured your system to open multiple login xterms when you start your X
    session), a ssh-agent kill fix, a Solaris output fix, Darwin/MacOS X path
    fix, FreeBSD output fix, new short-style options (-k/-h for --stop and
    --help respectively), and a new -q/--quiet option for less-verbose output.
    License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
    Elias Levy
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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