ssh_config's Hosts directive

Andrew Stribblehill a.d.stribblehill at
Sat Mar 18 03:00:18 EST 2000

I'm trying to arrange the SSH client here to default to allowing
X forwarding etc. to local machines (within the domain)
without forwarding X to off-site machines.

Now, I read that the hostname isn't canonicalised (what a horrible
word!) so I presume I have to match on both * and
*-without-any-dots-in-it. How do I do this in practice?

If ssh is presently not configurable enough to do this, can we
extend the functionality of Hosts in some useful but still
backward-compatible manner?


Andrew Stribblehill
Systems programmer, IT Service, University of Durham

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