authorized_keys2 directory idea

Markus Friedl markus.friedl at
Mon Jun 4 18:13:56 EST 2001

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 12:12:52AM -0400, 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.

they switched, not we.

> But a
> lot of other unix utils have moved to file based rather than line based
> config methods for the simple reason that a lot of people working with
> these systems find it easier to manage them this way... Do you object to
> /proc, pam, and SysV rc scripts as well?

yes :)

> And I still think that if people support it, it surely belongs in contrib
> for people to use at their own risk... what else is that for?

you have to maintain things in contrib as well, and if
we ship hundreds of contrib patches it's hard to say
this and that is openssh's behaviour.


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