[Bug 1039] Incomplete application of HostKeyAlias in ssh

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Fri Jun 3 12:18:49 EST 2005


djm at mindrot.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

------- Additional Comments From djm at mindrot.org  2005-06-03 12:18 -------
It is arguable as to whether it is better to show the real hostname or the
hostkeyalias hostname. I tend to think that the real hostname is more valuable

a) HostKeyAlias may be a name that doesn't exist anywhere else, so it doesn't
give you any more information. After all, you already know the alias name.

b) A real host name might provide information valuable in deciding whether to
accept host keys, etc. E.g. connecting over an aliased localhost SSH forwarding.

So, I think it is better to display the real hostname.

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