Can't get LocalForward to work when using ControlPath

Damien Miller djm at
Fri Nov 11 17:07:03 EST 2005

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

> Hello All--
> First, thanks for ControlPath/ControlMaster.  It's very handy, and
> ControlMaster=autoask is just what i wanted!
> I'm having difficulty with a common use case, however.  I want to
> LocalForward on secondary connections using an already-established
> ControlPath.  From what i can tell, the second ssh connection doesn't
> report any errors, but silently ignores the supplied LocalForward
> arguments.

Passing additional forwarding requests from multiplexing slaves through to 
the master has not been implemented yet, but I plan to soon. IIRC someone 
posted patches to this list or bugzilla, but they needed a little more 

It is uncertain whether this will be in the 4.3 release, more likely to be 
the 4.4 timeframe (~6 months). There will be patches available on this 
list or in bugzilla beforehand though if you would like to test.


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