Feature request: Discussion.

Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Tue May 14 02:25:30 EST 2002

Ultimately you can write a wrapper that implements ssh urls if you really care...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob McCauley [mailto:robmccau at RadOnc.Duke.EDU]
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 12:17 PM
> To: ewheeler at kaico.com
> Cc: OpenSSH Devel List
> Subject: Re: Feature request: Discussion.
> I'd say that the best reason not to add it is lack of a 
> compelling reason
> *to* add it.  ssh is not http.  I don't see any good reason 
> to make scp or
> ssh try to look like http, and I have to agree with Markus Friedl's
> assessment that url syntax lacks something in the aesthetics
> department.  I'd never use it.
> I don't like the idea of supporting a password in the command line at
> all.  I can ignore the url syntax, but the thoughts of 
> enabling my users
> to create rsh like aliases with plaintext passwords embedded 
> in them would
> be unacceptable.  You have to know that given the choice, 
> most would opt
> to do that rather than configure public key authentication.
> I just received a reply to this same message saying FTP 
> supports passwords
> on the command line, so we may as well support it.  I disagree.  FTP
> supports lots of evil things.  Let's support the core functionality
> securely.  Passwords in the command line is just an invitation for Bad
> Things to happen.  There's some enhanced risk, and I see no benefit.
> Rob
> -- 
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------
> Rob McCauley
> Radiation Oncology
> Duke University Medical Center
> On Mon, 13 May 2002 ewheeler at kaico.com wrote:
> > I agree that we shouldn't add the 'ssh://' since we're 
> trying to keep r*
> > compatibility, but is there a reason that a 
> > '--url 
> ssh://someones:password@somehoston#thisport/some/file' could/should
> > not be added?  I suppose --url could simply override the 
> source for the
> > scp.  Ideas?
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