[maemo-users] Need an SSH client for the Nokia 800

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Tue Aug 21 14:49:49 EEST 2007
On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 11:45:32AM +0300, Ed Bartosh wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 23:39 +0100, ext Neil MacLeod wrote:
> > > Which device do you have? For N800 it's better to add bora,
> > > so for Nokia 770 it's:
> > > http://repository.maemo.org/extras
> > > mistral
> > > free non-free
> > > 
> > > for N800 it's:
> > > http://repository.maemo.org/extras
> > > bora
> > > free non-free
> > > 
> > > And then update repositories in AM and you'll find both packages in
> > > 'Communication' section.
> > > 
> > 
> > Many thanks for changing the Section, however ssh still appears to be present in repository.maemo.org bora free with Section==user/net - should this package now be removed (however, see next comment).
> It's in section net, not user/net as I can see. So it's not visible and installable from AM, right? 
> I though that it was the initial goal - to have it installable right from AM, without installing xterm and becomeroot.
> Sorry if I misunderstood the point.
> Unfortunately I can't change bora repository anyway, so I decided to put
> my packages into bora extras. It's not the same package as in bora as
> you've probably seen.
> > 
> > Why do we need two ssh packages (a client package and a server package)? I realise that some users may want just client or server functionality, but aren't these the minority - is there any real advantage having two packages rather than the single package we have had up until now? I thought we were discussing just a change of Section name rather than a fundamental splitting of the current package.
> > 
> You're right, it's for users who wants just client functionality. Server
> depends on client anyway, so it's impossible to install just server. 
> I think it's not bad at all to have them splitted, no? I can see at
> least one benefit - sshd will not be running all the time if I need only
> client.
> And, as I said, it's not the same package, the version and packaging are
> different. I'm going to create garage project to maintain it.

What's more you often want the server and client on different machines, 
which may have different hardware and different operating systems.  So 
neither system will need both server and client.

And standard security protocols insist that you only run the servers you 
need on the machines where you need them.

-- hendrik

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