For some reason I can connect with SSH without needing my passhprase, even though my private key has one.

When I connect to my remote server I get this in the SSH logs:

debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Offering RSA public key: /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-rsa blen 279
debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey).

However my client private key id_rsa does have passphrase: Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED

I also tried to change this passphrase with ssh -p, and it indeed asks for the old one (which I don't have). But how come connection works then?

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