Compounding global and individual settings in ssh-config files?

Jochen Bern Jochen.Bern at
Sat Mar 30 04:18:41 AEDT 2024

On 29.03.24 05:36, Damien Miller wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Mar 2024, Jochen Bern wrote:
>> Are there plans, or even better already-implemented mechanisms, that would
>> allow entries in (global) config files to "inherit"² single config lines
>> preset in another (individual) config file?
> This isn't exactly what you asked for, but you might be able to solve
> this problem using Tag / match tagged, but it involves almost the
> opposite of inheritance.

Well, it's the kind of inheritance you see with a *very eager* heir of 
somebody rich, effectively shouting "gimme" ... ;-)

I'd be calling it a first-rate match for my request *if only* I weren't 
running Fedora 39:

> $ ssh -V
> OpenSSH_9.3p1, OpenSSL 3.1.1 30 May 2023

while tags were introduced with 9.4 ... but I'll have a look at tags, 
and the OpenSSH versions other colleagues have at their disposal, for sure!

Kind regards,
Jochen Bern

Binect GmbH
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