PuTTY wish forwarding-unix-sockets-client

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summary: Port-forwarding using Unix-domain sockets on the client
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

When PuTTY forwards a port, the client's end of the forwarding is currently always run over a TCP connection. There's no reason we couldn't support Unix-domain sockets as an alternative – even on Windows, which has them too these days.

See also forwarding-unix-sockets-server, which describes the use of Unix sockets at the server end (via the OpenSSH protocol extension). That could be done as an independent piece of work, though it would probably make thematic sense to do both together.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2022-03-05 22:51:51 +0000)