Subject: Re: ssh config path change (/etc -> /etc/ssh)
To: None <,>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/12/2002 11:24:25
On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 11:54:22AM +0900, wrote:
> >> 	for NetBSD-current, ssh configuration file have moved from /etc
> >> 	to /etc/ssh (follows openssh 3.0.2 -> 3.1 change).
> >> 	you will need to perform the following before you restarting sshd:
> >> 	# mkdir /etc/ssh
> >> 	# mv /etc/{ssh.conf,sshd.conf,ssh*key,ssh*} /etc/ssh
> >> 	# vi /etc/sshd.conf
> >> 		(change reference to /etc/ssh*key to /etc/ssh/ssh*key)
> >Are you sure this was the right thing to do?
> 	yes.


> >Since we don't use the
> >same config file names, why cause users more pain by moving them again
> >just because OpenSSH did?
> 	i really think that we should revert the config file name changes
> 	(go back to ssh_config and sshd_config).

Well, why didn't you do that, then?  I don't understand how it could
possibly make sense to make *half of* the change.  Is the idea just to
get users accustomed to having these files move around continuously so
they won't object at some point in the future when you change the names
back to the original names?  Because if that's the case, I think you ought
to just make the entire change now.

 Thor Lancelot Simon	                            
   But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common
 objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp!  You towel!  You
 plate!" and so on.              --Sigmund Freud