Compounding global and individual settings in ssh-config files?

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Mar 29 10:14:01 AEDT 2024

On Fri, 29 Mar 2024 at 07:58, Jim Knoble <jmknoble at> wrote:
> I may be misremembering or completely wrong, but isn't 'ssh -W' intended to be a replacement for 'nc' in ProxyCommands?

It is, but only for the vanilla usage ("ProxyCommand ssh jumphost nc
%h %p"), not using it to connect via a SOCKS5 proxy as shown in the
example config above.  ssh(1) does not natively support connecting via

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