OpenSSH Key Storage

Michael T. Babcock mbabcock at
Mon Feb 4 06:17:21 EST 2002

On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 06:37:54PM +0100, Markus Friedl wrote:
> having users remember to use proxy port 1000 for the
> internal server a and proxy port 2000 for server b is
> hard. setting up ssh_config is simpler:

You don't understand -- I'm talking about what _users_ want; like me.
I'm not the one who sets up their SSH sessions; they just want to use it.

When I tell someone to install openssh and then connect to "server" at
port 2000 for their website and port 2001 for their ftp site, it should
work because openssh has all the information it needs to make it work.

> even with your suggested change, the users
> still have to type
> 	$ ssh -p 1000 proxy

If you read my original message carefully, that's exactly what I wanted.

Mind you, ssh proxy:1000 would be much more consistent with URIs, but not
at all necessary.
Michael T. Babcock
CTO, FibreSpeed Ltd.     (Hosting, Security, Consultation, Database, etc)

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