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Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Thu May 22 19:13:08 UTC 2008

On Thu May 22 2008 11:40:43 Derek Broughton wrote:
> Florian Diesch wrote:
> > 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. --

Only if you mistakenly assume that other hosts have the same
access rights as localhost, that all hosts including localhost
are somehow configured by the same lines in the configuration
files, that firewalls permit ssh access from all hosts on all
possibly-relevant ports, that name resolution of localhost
somehow proves that name resolution of all possible hosts will
work, and a countably infinite number of other considerations.

--Mike Bird

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