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Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu May 22 18:40:43 UTC 2008


Florian Diesch wrote:

> Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> 
>> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 13:15 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> No I didn't.
>>
>> Yeah, you did - we're not in disagreement here.
>>
>>> Yes, you change and save the config, then try to log in with a new ssh
>>> session. But you leave the old ssh connection up while doing so, thus
>>> still having a way in if the new one does not work.
>>
>> So why can't the tool you're using for SSH configuration actually do this
>> for you?
> 
> If I'm sitting on host A and want to configure sshd on host B the
> tools needs to run on B. To test if I can login from A it needs to run
> a process on A which is not always possible for a process running on
> B (maybe there's no sshd on A).
 
I answered that one...  It's not necessary to involve another physical host.
-- 
derek





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