Do people use HostbasedAuthentication?

Martin Hecht hecht at
Tue Dec 20 20:00:04 AEDT 2016

On 12/19/2016 06:43 PM, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> Do people actually use HostbasedAuthentication?  It needs several
> steps to enable and generally seems quite arcane by now.  I wonder
> if this is something that could be trimmed away...
we are using it on the internal network of our clusters, where we have
control over all the hosts.
Once configured for the hosts it avoids the need for managing
authorized_keys for each user.

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