any hope for bug 1663 or similar function?

Filipe Fernandes ffernand.list at
Sat Aug 25 01:19:00 EST 2012

Hello All,

I have the same problem with 150+ boxes all running OpenSSH.  Although
we don't use the patch, and have to write services which modify the
authorized_keys file on all boxes.

OpenSSH 6.1 looks like it's up for review, but as far as I can tell,
there's been no mention of the patch.

Is there a timeline for something like this, or is it simply because
the patch is not worthy of inclusion?


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Damien Miller <djm at> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Is there any hope for an external source of public keys, such as given
>> in bug 1663?
>> I have dozens of servers, and I have to patch sshd on the vast
>> majority of them.  OpenSSH is a BSD program, but the BSD boxes are the
>> most difficult to manage because of this.
> Yes, I'm aware that this has been on my TODO list for too long. I hope to
> come up with some command or agent-based solution (ideally based on one
> of the existing patches) soon, but have had some other work queued ahead of
> it for a while. I hope I'll be able to do it for 6.1.
> -d
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