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(I was learning)

Leopard, SSH-agent and Macports

Recently my friend and colleague Travis Cline was helping me re-set up my SSH configuration in a more secure manner. Particularly we were enabling agent forwarding.

I don’t claim to know anything about SSH or agent forwarding — you’ll need a friend like Travis or a Google search to help you there. But I do know that the agent forwarding was not working. We kept finding discrepancies about when the Mac OS X SSH was being used and when the Macports one was, and it kept things from working properly.

A Google search for “Agent Forwarding with MacPorts” led us to the life-saving tip. Now things are working without issue.