[Distutils] [distutils] make the storage of the password optional in .pypirc

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Fri Jan 9 18:00:26 CET 2009

On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:46:25 -0500, Jim Fulton <jim at zope.com> wrote:
>On Jan 9, 2009, at 10:17 AM, Benji York wrote:
>>On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Stephen Emslie <stephenemslie at gmail.com > 
>>>A bit OT, but from your blog post on the subject:
>>>>I'd like to go further and to think about a ssh-agent like system,  so 
>>>>there's no need
>>>>to enter the pasword everytime you work with PyPI in the same  session.
>>>Have you had any feedback on this yet?
>>Here's some:  how about instead of an ssh-like system, use ssh  itself. 
>>PyPI with an ssh server that users connect to.  That way it is both  secure 
>>the infrastructure (agent, etc.) is already in place.
>+1  Note that paramiko or the Twisted ssh support should make this  fairly 
>straightforward to implement. (I have need to build a custom  ssh server 
>soon for a project, and I'll find out if this statement is  correct. :)

I'd like to hear more about the details of how distutils/pypi would be
using SSH, but this is potentially a project I'd be willing to volunteer
some time to implement.


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