authorized_keys2 directory idea

Theo de Raadt deraadt at
Mon Jun 4 14:37:33 EST 2001

> On Sun, 3 Jun 2001 mouring at wrote:
> > On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Rob Hagopian wrote:
> >
> > > OpenSSH changed from the directory method... not that that's
> > > always a bad thing, I prefer not having a separate .ssh2 directory. But a
> > > lot of other unix utils have moved to file based rather than line based
> >
> > No.. We did not. decided not to use their old single file
> > authorized_keys.  As for which we should follow.  I personally don't care.
> > It's no harder to me to manage it as a single file or as multiple little
> > files.  And the arguments I've seen really does not improve the odds of us
> > changing it.
> But v2 was around before OpenSSH... they fixed a lot of things
> from v1 to v2, I liked that one and was disappointed to see openssh revert
> back...

We did not revert back.  And just because they made a decision does
not make it the right choice automatically.

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