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Re: RE : Putty Proxy login/password discolsure....(Answer from PUTTY Staff)
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen () gatech edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 15:14:14 -0400

Could use the same passphrase for the proxy password and SSH keys?

Simon Tatham wrote:
Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen () gatech edu> wrote:

Why can't you generate the encryption key from a passphrase?

Because requiring the user to type in their passphrase at the start
of the session in order to decrypt their proxy password is no more
convenient than requiring them to type in the proxy password

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