Subject: Re: SFTP and libssh

Re: SFTP and libssh

From: Paul Romero <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:14:36 -0700

Hi Peter:

I understand the security issues and do care but ssh_agent
won't work in my environment.

Best Regards,

Paul R.

Peter Stuge wrote:

> Paul Romero wrote:
> > > Maybe you can remove stuff like knownhost.o and scp.o and save a
> > > few kb..
> >
> > I suppose the same applies to the agent code if your system is not or
> > can not run an agent. Basically, I think you can comment everything
> > out it the following files: ssh2_agent.c and agent.c.
> ssh2_agent.c is an example program which has absolutely nothing to do
> with the library. The library source code is exclusively in the src/
> subdirectory.
> I did not suggest touching agent.o since you indicated that you were
> interested in increasing security in the application, and several
> people explained to you just yesterday that the agent interface is
> what you would use to do that.
> If you don't care for the security then you can save ~3kb. Making
> that tradeoff is a bad idea in my opinion, but of course it isn't
> my product. :)
> //Peter
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Paul Romero
RCOM Communications Software
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Received on 2010-07-11