[CentOS] ssh-agent

Tue Apr 6 18:35:05 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/6/2010 1:13 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> On 4/6/2010 12:22 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>>> On 4/6/2010 11:56 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>>>>>> On 4/6/2010 10:46 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>>>>>>> Todd wrote:
>>>>>>>>> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote, On 04/06/2010 10:51 AM:
>>>>>>>>>> What I was doing: log onto my machine (system run level 5, I log
>>>>>>>>>> out, NOT just lock the screen, every single night; therefore,
>>>>>>>>>> there should be no processes running owned by me), and in a
>>>>>>>>>> terminal window, do
>>> <snip>
>>>> it.   But, you don't have to start one at all because normal X startup
>>>> will do it for you - and correctly.  You only need to run ssh-add.
>>> "Normal X startup" - do you mean login, in runlevel 5, or do you mean
>>> runlevel 3, and startx?
>> These are both infinitely configurable, but I think the defaults end up
>> running /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc or /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession any way you do
>> it.  So the answer is yes.
> So, if I'm in runlevel 5, login should start it, correct?

gdm, not login, but the same difference.

> Except that the more I think about it, the more I'm back to my original
> problem: if it automagically starts it, why does it not automagically STOP
> it when I log out, the way it does every other of my processes, except for
> something I explicitly backgrounded (I mean, I remember when I had to
> nohup things like that)?

It does stop the one it starts.  The one that is still running is the 
one you started some time ago (no arguments on the command line in ps).

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com