Subject: bin/21119: ssh(1) et al. lie about use of $HOME
To: None <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/13/2003 09:14:35
>Number:         21119
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       ssh(1) et al. lie about use of $HOME
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Apr 13 00:15:00 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Klaus Klein
>Release:        NetBSD-current as of 2003-04-04
Frobozz Magic $HOME Company

	Unlike advertised in ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-keygen(1) and
	ssh_config(5), the ssh client programs use the user's pw_dir
	instead of $HOME to determine the home directory.
	Reassign $HOME.  Attempt to ssh(1).  Prepare for surprise.

	Make the code do as the manual promises, or vice versa.