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Id: 41877
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Net-SSH-Perl

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: toddr [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 1.33
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: _auth_identity prompting for key password when file does not exist.
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in my environment, ~/.ssh/id_dsa does not exist. However if I turn on debug, I get this: host: Trying pubkey authentication with key file '/home/username/.ssh/id_dsa' Enter passphrase for keyfile '/home/username/.ssh/id_dsa': host: Loading private key failed. I'm having a little trouble following the code, but I think you need an or in this line $key = Net::SSH::Perl::Key->read_private_pem($auth_file, '', \$ssh->{datafellows}); or you need to alter NSP::Key->read_private_pem
From: todd.e.rinaldo [...]
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I'm having to fix this in my own code. I can't tell if there's a missing check deeper in the stack, but my solution will be to add in: the below return 0 line. sub _auth_identity { my $auth = shift; my($auth_file) = @_; my $ssh = $auth->{ssh}; my($packet); + return 0 if(! -e $auth_file); # Skip files if not present. my($key); $ssh->debug("Trying pubkey authentication with key file '$auth_file'");
From: todd.e.rinaldo [...]
probably ought to also put in a -z check also. Why read an empty file?
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This was fixed in v1.34. Steffen -- Steffen Schwigon <> Dresden Perl Mongers <>

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