CVS is missing documentation for HostbasedUsesNameFromPacketOnly

Carson Gaspar carson at
Sat Sep 13 16:51:45 EST 2003

I'm attaching a simple doc patch against current CVS - feel free to re-word 
it as you see fit. I also noticed that if UseDNS is no, 
HostbasedUsesNameFromPacketOnly _must_ be yes if you want 
HostbasedAuthentication to work.

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--- sshd_config.5.DIST	2003-09-13 02:25:18.365707000 -0400+++ sshd_config.5	2003-09-13 02:46:29.430974000 -0400@@ -245,6 +245,16 @@ and applies to protocol version 2 only. The default is .Dq no .+.It Cm HostbasedUsesNameFromPacketOnly+Specifies whether HostbasedAuthentication fails if the client supplied+hostname does not match the hostname derived by reverse resolving the+client's IP address. If UseDNS is set to+.Dq no ,+the client supplied hostname will be compared with the client's IP address, and+authentication will probably fail, unless this is set to+.Dq yes .+The default is+.Dq no . .It Cm HostKey Specifies a file containing a private host key used by SSH.

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