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Re: [1924] Does every command line SSH client support a -p (port) option?

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2005-09-28 01:59:13 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Issue 1924 is concerned with making port specifications in svn+ssh://
> URLs work.
>
> At the moment, we pass the raw host:port string to the tunnel agent.
> Apparently this works for some ssh clients, but definitely not all.
>
> There are two possible routes we could take:
>
> (1) Hardcode a "-p PORTNUM" option into the tunnel agent invocation when
> the URL contains a port.
>
> (2) Completely revamp the tunnel agent code to allow customizable
> interpolation of host and port into the command string.
>
>
> Clearly (2) is more flexible, but is unlikely to get much use, as the
> overwhelmingly dominant tunnel agent will be ssh, so it's not clear that
> the extra complexity is worthwhile.
>
> Your thoughts?

I know of some that are positional... they will allow it before
the hostname but not after.

And at least one piece of code I use w/ svn does not currently
support -p (but I wrote it, so I guess I could change that if
I had to.)

Thanks,

Joseph

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