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Yet another method of creating SSH shortcuts
Authored by: Lutin on Nov 29, '06 06:48:40AM
To log from outside into my school, I have to go through the school ssh gate.
We're not allowed to execute anything on the gate - except a command that list all available machines.
To prevent forgotting to log on an "inside machine" I have an alias that log on the gate, then, using the command parameter of the ssh command, log me on an other machine.
I like this hint, because everything is down into one config file and don't pollute my alias.

So, assuming you want to connect to a machine named box1, I suppose you could simplify and edit your config file like this:
Host *
  User UserName
  ProxyCommand ssh -q box1
I doesn't require netcat. I can 't test it (I'm at work on a **** Windows PC) and will edit it tonight if required.

On an other side, with my alias, I could specify when excuting it, to which inside box I want to connect (in case of the hard coded one is down).
Would someone know a way to transform the config file to something along those lines?
Host (*)
	User UserName
	ProxyCommand ssh -q \1

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