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ssh_backend = "Libssh"

Since: Version 20211204-082213-a66c61ee9

The functionality described in this section requires version 20211204-082213-a66c61ee9 of wezterm, or a more recent version.

Sets which ssh backend should be used by default for the integrated ssh client.

Possible values are:

  • "Ssh2" - use libssh2
  • "LibSsh" - use libssh

Despite the naming, libssh2 is not a newer version of libssh, they are completely separate ssh implementations.

In prior releases, "Ssh2" was the only option. "LibSsh" is the default as it has broader support for newer keys and cryptography, and has clearer feedback about authentication events that require entering a passphrase.