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Marcin Kasperski Marcin.Kasperski at softax.com.pl
Tue May 20 17:39:18 UTC 2008

>>> In the case of an SSH server, wouldn't it make more sense to use a config
>>> tool that actually _did_ try to establish a new connection before
>>> finalizing the changes?
>> Yeah, now you are talking about the config tool which must run
>> cooperatively on *two* machines (the testing connection should
>> be made from your client PC, shouldn't it). Yeah.....
> However, that's exactly what Mario said you have to do.  If you _have_ to do
> it before it's safe to complete the configuration, then it should be part
> of the configuration tool.

I just ask how do you imagine such a tool. Say, you are admining
remote Ubuntu machine from windows xp laptop (or maybe mac os/x, why
not, or some old box with BSD and VT terminal), of course behind a
firewall, the tool you mention should automagically install itself on
this machine too...

| Marcin Kasperski   | Software is not released,
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