Subject: Re: ppp over ssh
To: dustin sallings <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
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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