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    I often think OpenSSH does too much. Like being a SOCKS proxy. But it is just so handy to have all that stuff there.

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      There’s some VPN stuff too, that I’ve never really bothered with too much as creating tuns require root or some prodding.

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      not everybody reads the manpages

      Why is that on most Linuxen, manpages are… spotty? Why I’ve had much better time checking them on solaris 10 and openbsd?

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        Compared to OpenBSD, Linux distributions bundle a much larger set of software, with far more independent parties involved in the authorship. Debian consistently tries pretty hard to provide manpages and other cleanup work in the face of upstream authors who lack either time or interest in that. Other distributions have their own virtues, but that’s always been Debian’s comparative strength.

        And of course Solaris bundles no open-source software at all, does it? Unless something has changed recently.

        I do imagine that FreeBSD needs to address the same problem as Linux does, but I don’t have direct experience as to how well.

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          And of course Solaris bundles no open-source software at all, does it? Unless something has changed recently.

          Sorry, I was thinking about Solaris 10 -> OpenSolaris -> illumos branch. Yet, my point stands: manpages on that OS are quite good.

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            Okay. :) Wasn’t familiar with that one.