authorized_keys2 directory idea

Theo de Raadt deraadt at
Tue Jun 5 07:40:58 EST 2001

> Too much simplicity will also hinder usability, unfortunately.  Some like
> programs simpler than others; many think OpenBSD takes KISS paradigm
> sometimes too far -- others like it that way.  The extent of features
> optimally included depends on the application.  I consider ssh one of
> those that needs more than the average.  Just my humble IMO of course.
> It would be nice if it was possible to get the main ssh/sshd thinner, and
> put more functionality in completely non-privileged "modules".  That way
> security-critical code hopefully could be minimized and cleaned, while
> keeping the usability and most features in.

If any of you put in 1% of the work Markus has put in, we would listen to

Am I being harsh?

Yes.  Am I being realistic?  Yes.

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