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bug#18967: Tramp disables important SSH security features

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#18967: Tramp disables important SSH security features
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:44:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Version: 26.1

> I have some plans for a while to obsolete tramp-gw.el. When I wrote it
> back in 2007, it was the only possibility to have an own implementation
> of HTTP CONNECT tunneling.
> Meanwhile, putty supports HTTP CONNECT natively. And with ssh, one could
> use a ProxyCommand based on "nc -X connect ...". No need for Tramp to
> implement it itself anymore.
> This would perform much better than my implementation in
> tramp-gw.el. And this bug would disappear automatically.
> So let's keep this bug as reminder. And I will see, whether I could
> document these settings in the Tramp manual. There are some free days
> next two weeks, isn't it the Xmas break?

Done, closing the bug.

Best regards, Michael.

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