OpenSSH socket forwarding in ssh_config file?

Cameron Simpson cs at
Sat Oct 20 10:25:25 AEDT 2018

On 20Oct2018 09:14, Cameron Simpson <cs at> wrote:
>>>and the ssh_config(5) manual entry doesn't mention them.
>>This looks like an accidental omission.
>Want a patch? I'll make one.
>I'd like to include the syntactic distinction required, along the 
>lines of "socket paths are identified by having a leading slash". I'll 
>check that that's what the code does :-) _If_ that's the criterion, 
>I'll also offer a patch supporting a leading "./" as well, as it seem 
>very desirable to me to be able to make the sockets relative to the 
>users' home directories.

And on reading the code I see that the presence of a slash marks it as a 
path and therefore a UNIX domain socket...

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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