Equivalent ssh_config setting for "ssh -N"

Scott Neugroschl scott_n at xypro.com
Wed Aug 10 06:03:58 AEST 2016

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-----Original Message-----
From: openssh-unix-dev [mailto:openssh-unix-dev-bounces+scott_n=xypro.com at mindrot.org] On Behalf Of Volker Diels-Grabsch
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:19 AM
To: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
Subject: Equivalent ssh_config setting for "ssh -N"

Dear OpenSSH developers,

Is there an equivalent ssh_config setting for the command line option

    ssh -N ...


I want to connect to a server that doesn't provide an interactive shell but allows for port forwarding only.  I'd love to configure this into my ~/.ssh/config as follows:

    Host foo
        Hostname ...
        Port ...
        User ...
        LocalForward ...
        LocalForward ...
        LocalForward ...
        SomeSettingEquivalentToDashN yes

so I can call it via "ssh foo" instead of "ssh -N foo".

Are there good reasons not to provide such a setting?
Or, would you accept a patch that introduces such a setting?
If so, how sould this setting be named?


Volker Diels-Grabsch
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