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

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Wed Aug 22 20:51:56 EEST 2007
Wayne Fiori wrote:
> On 8/22/07, Neil MacLeod <gmane at nmacleod.com> wrote:
>> I quite agree, however I almost exclusively need the server component on the N800 - I very rarely ssh from the N800 to another machine, it's almost always the other way around. However installing the server appears to install the client, which is why I don't see much point in offering the client as a separate install (which may lead to confusion for novices) although I suppose the presence of client is valid for a small number of "power users" who categorically don't need the server.
> I would hardly characterize using the N800 has a terminal (ssh client)
> as the province of power users.
> --
> =Wayne
I would hardly expect novice users to be needing that kind of functionality... perhaps "power user" was a bit excessive. :) On the whole though, I would expect the server component to be installed far more often than the client-only component... and those few people who don't want the server can always stop it from running.

All I'm saying is that up until now we've had a single openssh package which seems to have worked well, why now create two separate packages, one of which installs the other? The benefit from having a client-only package seems minimal. My preference would be to rename the new server package "Server & Client" and drop the new client-only package, however I doubt that will happen and fully expect to see new users on the IIT forums installing the client-only package by mistake and needing hand-holding to fix it (not that it's hard to fix it, but then it's not hard to stop the server running either!).


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