[libvirt PATCH] news: add note about new virt-ssh-helper binary

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Thu Sep 24 15:38:07 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-09-24 at 16:00 +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> +  * remote: ``virt-ssh-helper`` replaces ``nc`` for SSH tunnelling
> +
> +    Libvirt now provides a ``virt-ssh-helper`` binary on the server
> +    side. The libvirt remote client will use this binary for setting
> +    up an SSH tunnelled connection to hosts. If not present, it will
> +    transparently fallback to the traditional ``nc`` tunnel. The new
> +    binary makes it possible for libvirt to transparently connect
> +    across hosts even if libvirt is built with a different installation
> +    prefix on the client vs server. It also enables remote access to
> +    the unprivileged per-user libvirt daemons(eg using a URI such as

s/daemons(eg/daemons (eg./

> +    ``qemu+ssh://hostname/session``. The only requirement is that


> +    ``virt-ssh-helper`` is present in $PATH of the remote host.


With these nits addressed,

  Reviewed-by: Andrea Bolognani <abologna at redhat.com>

and safe for freeze.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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