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Re: SFTP with unknown host (was Re: CURLOPT_SSH_KEYFUNCTION never gets called?)

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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:50:28 -0800

Sorry, yes. I should have started this whole thread with my ultimate goal.

I want to support SFTP connections via libcurl without requiring that the host be "known" before hand. I was hoping that I would be able to use the key function to tell libcurl that it was ok to connect to a host for which there was no match.

I don't want to waste anyone's time if this is not possible with libcurl for philosophical or other reasons, but if it is possible, it would be very convenient.


On Feb 21, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, wrote:
>>> ... and if you read that example source code again, you'll see that it makes no effort at all to verify that the server is indeed a known host...
>> Indeed, that is the behavior I am trying to emulate. Not possible with libcurl?
> Now you're confusing me. That was the behavior you started with that you seemed to not be content with when the callback was not called at all.
> I think you're mixing failed authentication with failed knownhost matching.
> Or else I'm missing something here...
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