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Bug#441817: please add a link from authorized_keys.5 to sshd.8

Package: openssh-server
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Finding out what the various fields of the authorized_hosts file mean is
a bit of a challenge. Actually there's a hint "hidden" in the ssh.1
page: "The format of this file is described in the sshd(8) manual

It'd be nice if it'd be easier to find the information and thus I
suggest adding a link from the sshd manpage to authorized_keys.5.

Attached is a suggested patch, that could possibly be pushed to
upstream. The patch is untested.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-3-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
--- openssh-4.6p1/Makefile.in.orig	2007-09-11 11:53:59.224939688 +0200
+++ openssh-4.6p1/Makefile.in	2007-09-11 11:46:37.891032640 +0200
@@ -276,6 +276,7 @@
 	$(INSTALL) -m 644 sshd_config.5.out $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/$(mansubdir)5/sshd_config.5
 	$(INSTALL) -m 644 ssh_config.5.out $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/$(mansubdir)5/ssh_config.5
 	$(INSTALL) -m 644 sshd.8.out $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/$(mansubdir)8/sshd.8
+	(cd $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/$(mansubdir)5; ln -s ../$(mansubdir)8/sshd.8 authorized_keys.5)
 	if [ ! -z "$(INSTALL_SSH_RAND_HELPER)" ]; then \
 		$(INSTALL) -m 644 ssh-rand-helper.8.out $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/$(mansubdir)8/ssh-rand-helper.8 ; \

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