[Bug 261941] [NEW PORT] net/nxssh: Modified openssh client, used by rxclient (formerly opennx)

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Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 10:23:59 UTC

--- Comment #3 from Timothy Beyer <beyert@cs.ucr.edu> ---
The opennx port (much like it's replacement rxclient) does not work without an
nxssh executable present, and prior nxssh executables to my knowledge were just
proprietary linux binaries, and prior to this, I do not recall nxssh being
available on FreeBSD, at least without the linuxulator.

That being said, for years I've used RDP with xrdp in a commercial context for
remote access, and have found it more than satisfactory, so this submission is
mostly to resolve a long-standing issue ("Fails to execute
/usr/local/bin/nxssh", PR #240234) with the net/opennx port, which I maintain.

In short, I do not believe that net/opennx ever worked due to this previously
missing executable.

I don't know what the correct answer is, as I don't have the motivation or the
use case to port rxclient right now, but as long as we still keep net/opennx,
then we will need this in the ports tree.

I understand the motivation to remove that port to reduce maintenance burden
for everyone involved, and to make this port unnecessary, if that is deemed the
correct approach.

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