changeset 697:aadfa8de977d

improve subsystem/sftp documentation, and multi-hop manual formatting
author Matt Johnston <>
date Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:47:41 +0800
parents d6067dd60490
children 5f2d16d3e598
files cli-runopts.c dbclient.1
diffstat 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/cli-runopts.c	Sun Feb 24 00:16:02 2013 +0800
+++ b/cli-runopts.c	Sun Mar 03 11:47:41 2013 +0800
@@ -63,7 +63,7 @@
 					"-N    Don't run a remote command\n"
 					"-f    Run in background after auth\n"
 					"-y    Always accept remote host key if unknown\n"
-					"-s    Request a subsystem (use for sftp)\n"
+					"-s    Request a subsystem (use by external sftp)\n"
 					"-i <identityfile>   (multiple allowed)\n"
--- a/dbclient.1	Sun Feb 24 00:16:02 2013 +0800
+++ b/dbclient.1	Sun Mar 03 11:47:41 2013 +0800
@@ -117,7 +117,11 @@
 .B \-m \fIMAClist
 Specify a comma separated list of authentication MACs to enable. Use \fI-m help\fR to list possibilities.
+.B \-s 
+The specified command will be requested as a subsystem, used for sftp. Dropbear doesn't implement sftp itself but the OpenSSH sftp client can be used eg \fIsftp -S dbclient [email protected]\fR
 Dropbear will also allow multiple "hops" to be specified, separated by commas. In
 this case a connection will be made to the first host, then a TCP forwarded 
 connection will be made through that to the second host, and so on. Hosts other than