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From Erik Price <>
Subject Re: [Net] plans for ssh
Date Mon, 24 Feb 2003 15:42:03 GMT

Daniel F. Savarese wrote:
> In message <>, Michael Wechner writes:
>>are there any plans to support "ssh" within the commons-net package?
> Not that I know of at the moment.  Still, if there is demand for an
> ssh client protocol implementation in Java distributed under the ASL,
> there's no reason it could not be implemented.  That is, keeping in
> mind that a commons-net implementation would in effect be a toolkit
> for building ssh client applications, exposing the protocol to the
> programmer through an API, rather than a full end-user ssh client
> application with terminal emulation, etc.  However, I would guess most
> folks would be adequately served by wrapping a command line ssh client
> like OpenSSH.  Perhaps that's a place to start.  Define some interfaces
> and provide an OpenSSH wrapper implementation, providing a pure Java
> implementation later only if there is a real demand.

Perhaps not ssh per se, but I would imagine that the ability to use scp 
directly from Java (via an API like you describe, not an end-user app) 
would be quite popular (along with sftp and https).


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