.ssh_config forwarding

Ben Lindstrom mouring at eviladmin.org
Tue Aug 19 06:50:35 EST 2014

On Aug 18, 2014, at 3:05 PM, Loganaden Velvindron <loganaden at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Not sure why I'd want /etc/ssh/ssh_config  or  ~/.ssh/config forwarded off my machine.  I tend to have a lot of "host .." directives.  Thus I'd leak almost two-dozen machines which have special User, Identity, auto-forwarding, etc  to a machine which honestly has no business knowing about each other.

So I'm not sure how this is "helpful."  Can you explain more why this leak of information is of value to me?

- Ben

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