Re: ssh: method

Yea, I hacked some code together that uses a pseudo-terminal and I was
supposed to release it this last weekend.  When I updated gnome-vfs I
accidentally wiped my work.

I will have to rewrite it (not too hard - there is not much to make it
work), but it "feels" a bit like a hack writing to a terminal.


On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 07:42, Mark Finlay wrote:
> I don't pretend to understand what you are talking about, but mrcsparker
> mentions in his blog that he has been hacking on ssh:
> On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 11:35, Ross Burton wrote:
> > As we're all happily thinking about 2.6 features, I'll throw another one
> > in.
> > 
> > The current ssh: method is a hack. It's a well tested hack, as various
> > people have been fixing bugs in it.  However, it is still a hack.
> > 
> > sftp: [1] is not as much of a hack. It uses the file transfer protocol
> > supplied with OpenSSH and therefore should be much more stable. This
> > unfortunately is not maintained any more (although it works for me), is
> > not part of GNOME, and requires the sftp module to be loaded on the SSH
> > server (this is the default with openssh). If you have gnome-ssh-askpass
> > installed, it even prompts for passphrases when connecting! :)
> > 
> > I suggest that someone with good knowledge of the ssh: code (/me looks
> > at Bastien ;) merges the two code bases.  The Ultimate ssh: vfs method
> > would try sftp: first, and then use the current ssh method if that is
> > not available.  I'd prefer to just use sftp but I don't know how many
> > servers out there support it (the commercial server supports it I
> > believe).
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Ross

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