Why aren’t we using SSH for everything?

Posted by mbaehrlxer on Jul 5, 2017 2:02 PM EDT
medium; By Andrey Petrov
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ssh provides many features useful for client-server connections: Binary protocol, mandatory encryption, key pinning, multiplexing, compression (yes, it does that too).— Aren’t these the key features for why we invented HTTP/2?—

Admittedly, SSH is missing some pieces. It’s lacking a notion of virtual hosts, or being able to serve different endpoints on different hostnames from a single IP address.— On the other hand, SSH does have several cool features over HTTP/2 though, like built-in client authentication which removes the need for registration and remembering extra passwords.

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