openssh and port forwarding as root

Markus Friedl markus.friedl at
Wed Jun 20 23:19:08 EST 2001

i think it was decided that identd is not worth the trouble
of trying to acheive this in a portable way.

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 01:32:41PM +0300, Jarno Huuskonen wrote:
> Openssh sshd opens the socket that forwards users requested port
> forwards as root, so the connection seems to come from root. Is it
> enough to open the socket as normal user so the connection would appear
> to come from that user ? (On Linux this seems to work, but what about
> other OS's ?)

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