ProxyCommand that returns a socket

Igor Bukanov igor at
Fri Jun 21 07:52:22 EST 2013


My usage of ProxyCommand just calls the nc utility with various
parameters. That in turn after the initial setup just copies copies
the data from the network socket to stdin/stdout. This useless coping
can be avoided if ssh has an option to receive the socket from the
proxy command. I suppose it can improve network error reporting as ssh
would talk directly to the network socket rather than a proxy, right?

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