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Re: SSH Tunneling implementation

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Akshay Joshi <akshay(dot)joshi(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SSH Tunneling implementation
Date: 2012-07-10 10:52:38
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On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> Can we identify which version of libssh is required, and have a
> configure check for it? AFAICT they are all on 1.2 until the *next*
> release - so is it really something that breaks on just a minor
> version? If so, we really need a configure check for it.
> I think it's ok to say that we can't build with that feature on 10.04
> (assuming we can find a configure test for it). less sure about
> something that's less than a year old such as 11.10.

Yeah, that seems reasonable. I'd also suggest pinging the libssh2
mailing lists to see if there's another API that you've missed, or if
they can explain why it's necessary to provide the public key and
private one.

So... something to think about in parallel with that; if we cannot
deal with this cleanly using libssh2, should we go back to the
original plan that Akshay and I discussed privately, which was to have
pgAdmin spawn ssh (or putty on Windows) processes to provide the

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