Subject: Re: ppp over ssh
To: dustin sallings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/20/1999 16:26:37
It may be relatively trivial for you, but its likeley to be
particularly convenient for others :)
I would go ahead and submit it as a package - the package system
is there to make things easier for people!
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On Sat, 20 Feb 1999, dustin sallings wrote:
> 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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