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Re: [gmane.emacs.gnus.general] distance reading with ssh

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: [gmane.emacs.gnus.general] distance reading with ssh
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 10:38:45 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:

> Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:
>> Can this currently be done:
>> Give local gnus a group name of a remote nnml group and expect to
>> connect thru ssh and be prompted for passwd (using tramp?)
>> Not concerned about readedness or marks etc.
> I confess that I have no idea if it works...  Maybe you could try to
> use `G f' or `G D' to read a remote file/directory as a group.  If
> that works, the next step might be to create an nnml server which has
> parameters pointing to the remote host.

Oh, I didn't really mean strictly nnml.  I knew a about the other
backends of course and have done that over ange-ftp.  What I was
really getting at was if one could do this with tramp and not have to
set up ssh agent.  That is, be prompted by emacs for ssh password.

At my last usage.. Probably more than a year. I think it was not
possible.  Only with ssh-agent in place.

> I think it doesn't work to do it just for one group in a server --
> you'll have to create a new server for it I believe.

Yeah, I confused the issue by saying nnml.

> Want to try it and then report your findings?

Well, I've grabbed a fresh cvs tramp so yeah, I'll report back.

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