[Doc] Extension of Included configuration files

Alexis Horgix Chotard alexis.horgix.chotard at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 00:39:48 AEDT 2017


2017-03-20 14:26 GMT+01:00 Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>:
> I'm against it being on by default. Not because "include" files are
> not an interesting idea, but because it could be prone to incompatible
> abuse by other add-on packages after OpenSSH is installed, and because
> the sequential activation of included files can lead to erratic
> behavior when an individual file is added alphabetically ahead of
> another included file which is no longer being successfully parsed due
> to the first file. (Been there, done that with /etc/sudoers.d and
> /etc/profile.d.)

That's for this reason that my original proposal was only to include a
SHOULD mention to the manpage, like "Included files should go to a
ssh_config.d directory in order to be detected as such by external

Would that make more sense to you ? If not, do you have any suggestion
regarding the original problem of detecting ssh configuration files
now that any file can be included ?

Alexis 'Horgix' Chotard

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