[PATCH] Allow matching HostName against Host entries

Ryan Kavanagh rak at debian.org
Wed Apr 10 05:57:13 EST 2013

Hi Iain,

On Tuesday, April  9, 2013 at 12:00:43 -0700, Iain Morgan wrote:
> As you imply above, this could be addressed by using a consistent scheme
> for your aliaes.

That is true, but ignores the fact that this is not always
possible. Some organisations don't numerically number their hosts and
instead name them after Greek gods, after composers, or
arbitrarily. And so one resorts to the consistent scheme of
"hostname.domain.tld" -> "hostname". For a simple example, consider my
config file with the patch[0], without the patch[1], and the diff[2].

As far as I can tell from looking through the patch, it won't break
any existing configuration files, and will only serve to simplify
those making use of it.

Best wishes,

[0] http://people.debian.org/~rak/ssh_configs/config.new
[1] http://people.debian.org/~rak/ssh_configs/config.old
[2] http://people.debian.org/~rak/ssh_configs/config.diff

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