[PATCH] ssh.1: Clarify remote bind_address usage

Anders Langworthy lagrangian at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 08:25:03 EST 2010

Hi all,

A server with [GatewayPorts "yes"] also ignores client's remote
bind_address parameter, contrary to what is implied by the current


Index: src/usr.bin/ssh/ssh.1
RCS file: /cvs/src/usr.bin/ssh/ssh.1,v
retrieving revision 1.316
diff -u src/usr.bin/ssh/ssh.1
--- src/usr.bin/ssh/ssh.1	18 Nov 2010 15:01:00 -0000	1.316
+++ src/usr.bin/ssh/ssh.1	2 Dec 2010 20:44:59 -0000
@@ -509,11 +509,11 @@
 or the address
 .Ql * ,
 indicates that the remote socket should listen on all interfaces.
-Specifying a remote
+The behavior of the
 .Ar bind_address
-will only succeed if the server's
+parameter is dependent on the value of the server's
 .Cm GatewayPorts
-option is enabled (see
+option (see
 .Xr sshd_config 5 ) .
 If the

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