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Proposal for SFTP extension to include user name and group name in file attributes

From: Mike Kelly <mike_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Dec 09 2011 - 19:53:29 GMT


I've gathered from searching Bugzilla[1][2] that a patch to update
OpenSSH's SFTP implementation to support version 4 or above of the
protocol is unlikely to be accepted.

However, I find myself wishing for the name-based owner and group
handling specified in version 4 of the spec[3]. As a possible
compromise, if I submitted a patch to add an OpenSSH-specific extension
to return the user name & group name, how likely is it to be accepted?
This would use the extended_type:extended_data mechanism[4] present in
version 3.

This functionality could be useful to clients such as sshfs[5], allowing
file systems to be mounted from other servers with different uid/gid


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