Bug 1027280 - ssh agent fails if ECDSA keys are present
ssh agent fails if ECDSA keys are present
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-keyring (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-06 08:16 EST by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Modified: 2016-07-19 16:03 EDT (History)
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Description Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos 2013-11-06 08:16:18 EST
Description of problem:
When adding ECDSA keys, then ssh agent fails to operate.

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How reproducible:

$ ssh-keygen -t ecdsa
$ ssh-add

The last command fails with:
Error reading response length from authentication socket.
Could not add identity: /home/user/.ssh/id_ecdsa
Comment 1 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos 2013-11-06 10:02:18 EST
After some tests it seems to be only present when gnome-keyring is used as agent. It works with ssh-agent.

The keyring version tested with is:
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2015-01-06 08:16:06 EST
Also fails with ed25519 keys too, and no change in Fedora 21/rawhide either. The upstream bug tracking this missing feature is

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