Posted Sep 18, 2008 8:53 UTC (Thu) by epa
In reply to: not really
Parent article: OpenSSH and keystroke timings
how would ssh know that you are sending a password?
Password prompts already send special magic characters to the tty to turn off echoing. It would need only a small extension to su(1) or ssh(1) to make them echo a new sequence meaning 'I am reading a password now'. The remote ssh client would note this and batch up a whole line of input to send at once.
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