.ssh_config forwarding

Loganaden Velvindron loganaden at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 06:05:22 EST 2014

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Iain Morgan <imorgan at nas.nasa.gov> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:12:15 +0400, Loganaden Velvindron wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I was wondering about having ssh-agent also forward the ssh_config in
>> addition to the private keys. This would be helpful, when you have a
>> lot of host file definitions in your .ssh_config.

Sorry, I meant in addition to storing the private keys, what about
also forwarding the .ssh_config.

> I must admit to not knowing much about the inner workings of ssh-agent,
> but I didn't think it actually forwarded private keys. That would be
> really wrong.
> But that point isn't really relevant to your main point. Assuming that
> doing something like this is compatible with how ssh-agent works, how
> would you propose dealing with incompatible OpenSSH versions between the
> local and remote host? I can foresee a situation where the local
> configuration takes advantage of some newer feature that may not be
> supported on the remote host.
> I'm rather dubious about the value and viability of such a feature.
> --
> Iain Morgan

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