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Bug 179851 - ssh doesn't pass locale-related environment by default
Summary: ssh doesn't pass locale-related environment by default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssh
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-02-03 13:34 UTC by Dmitry Bolkhovityanov
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: openssh-4.3p1-2
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-06 21:04:32 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch for /etc/ssh/{ssh,sshd}_config (deleted)
2006-02-03 13:34 UTC, Dmitry Bolkhovityanov
no flags Details | Diff

Description Dmitry Bolkhovityanov 2006-02-03 13:34:33 UTC
Description of problem:
Ssh doesn't pass "local" locale-related envvars to remote host, as it should.
This leads to various annoying consequences -- to the minimum, wrong language is
used, or even wrong encoding.
Suppose one is logging from utf8-based host to 8859-* or even KOI8-configured
one -- that remote host outputs 8-bit characters, which present illegal utf8
sequences; the reverse situation is unacceptable too -- when utf8-based host
presents what looks as garbage on, say, KOI8-configured xterm.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1 (or just use non-utf8-configured-machine)
2. Ssh to some utf8-configured host.
3. Type "echo $LANG"
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
In fact, OpenSSH *does* support passing of envvars, locale-related ones should
just be listed in /etc/ssh/{ssh,sshd}_config in "SendEnv" and "AcceptEnv"
directives respectively BY DEFAULT.

Comment 1 Dmitry Bolkhovityanov 2006-02-03 13:34:33 UTC
Created attachment 124103 [details]
Patch for /etc/ssh/{ssh,sshd}_config

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2006-02-03 14:04:09 UTC
Valid enhancement request.

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