Subject: ppp over ssh
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From: dustin sallings <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/1999 00:53:51
	All this talk about ppp over ssh got me thinking I should probably
do that because I've got a machine across the Internet I'd like to backup
among other things...  I found it was actually quite easy to do, but you
do need a little ssh -> pty thing.  I found a really tiny ~70 line GPL'd
one that was pretty good for getting my VPN up.  My entire system consists
of a single shell script and this application.  Would it make sense to
make a package out of this?  Of course, a package should include an ssh ->
pty thing, a shell script to set up authentication for ppp over ssh, and
the shell script to actually initialize the ppp.  It almost seems too
trivial, though.

	I suppose the GPL may be another problem for such a trivial
program.  I feel a little, um, mentally contaminated, but I could go ahead
and build a BSD adapter type thing for this.

	So, what would make more sense?  pkgsrc or simple documentation?

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