I'm having trouble with ssh-agent under cygwin. The crazy part is that it was working, but stopped after a reboot one day. Here is an example:
sthomas@sthomas-tcg ~ $ keychain ~/.ssh/id_rsa KeyChain 2.6.8; http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/keychain/ Copyright 2002-2004 Gentoo Foundation; Distributed under the GPL * Initializing /home/sthomas/.keychain/sthomas-tcg-sh file... * Initializing /home/sthomas/.keychain/sthomas-tcg-csh file... * Initializing /home/sthomas/.keychain/sthomas-tcg-fish file... * Starting ssh-agent * Adding 1 ssh key(s)... Enter passphrase for /home/sthomas/.ssh/id_rsa: Identity added: /home/sthomas/.ssh/id_rsa (/home/sthomas/.ssh/id_rsa) sthomas@sthomas-tcg ~ $ ssh-add Could not open a connection to your authentication agent. sthomas@sthomas-tcg ~ $ ssh stage Enter passphrase for key '/home/sthomas/.ssh/id_rsa':
I found this user who is having the exact same problem as me
Unfortunately I don't have enough rep to comment there. I tried following his instructions but the first step is not working for me:
sthomas@sthomas-tcg ~ $ `eval ssh-agent` -bash: SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-ejseksys5348/agent.5348;: No such file or directory
Anyone know what is going wrong here? The file does exist but the missing filename changes on each execution.
sthomas@sthomas-tcg ~ $ ls /tmp/ssh-ejseksys5348/agent.5348 /tmp/ssh-ejseksys5348/agent.5348