Feature request: Discussion.

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Tue May 14 08:29:10 EST 2002

On Mon, 13 May 2002, ewheeler at kaico.com wrote:

> > 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.
> Cirtainly, ssh is not http, but neither is telnet, gopher, irc,
> ftp, or beer (yes, there is even a beer protocol:
> http://cs.eboch.com/beerRun/).  The URL was defined to be protocol
> independant.
> I am no decorator so asthetics don't bother me one way or the other.  The
> benefit I see would be to add helpers to mozilla/netscape to download
> files via scp.  

You don't need to teach ssh to use URLs to do this - just write a small
wrapper script.


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