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Replacement for ssh that automatically reuses ssh tunnels

'fsh (fast remote shell)' is a drop-in rsh-compatible replacement for ssh that automatically reuses ssh tunnels. Also included is fcp, which is a drop-in replacement for scp that uses the same tunnels. Logging in to a remote system with a cryptographic solution such as lsh or ssh takes time. This solves the problem of slow logins due to the computationally expensive key exchanges that occur when you establish a remote connection is established with a machine that has ssh or lsh.



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Janet Casey

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10 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Erik Demaine Contributor
David Konerding Contributor
Per Cederqvist Maintainer
Tommi Virtanen Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/fsh
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://bugzilla.lysator.liu.se/index.cgi
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:fsh-bugs@lists.lysator.liu.se

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteautomake 1.5
Required to useSSH
Weak prerequisiteautoconf 2.52 or lter (both for building from CVS)
Required to usePython 1.5.2 or later


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