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I installed debian from a business card cd iso (basically a very stripped down version of it).

I am trying to ssh to a machine via a proxy (set up in my .ssh/config), but am receiving an error:

ssh user@servername.com -v
OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-6+squeeze2, OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010
debug1: Reading configuration data /home/user/.ssh/config
debug1: Applying options for servername.com
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug1: Executing proxy command: exec connect -S proxy-im.proxyhost.com:1080 servername.com 22
debug1: permanently_drop_suid: 1000
debug1: identity file /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug1: identity file /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1
debug1: identity file /home/user/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
debug1: identity file /home/user/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1
/bin/bash: line 0: exec: connect: not found
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

It seems I don't have a command called "connect" installed on my machine. This is the manpage of the command: http://perkamon.alioth.debian.org/online/man2/connect.2.php

apt-get install connect fails. Is it part of some other package? If so how do I find it?

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I just did a search for "apt-get install connect" in a popular search engine, and it autocompleted to "apt-get install connect-proxy"

I still would have like to have seen a way to know what package this command was in via the man page, otherwise how would someone track something like this down.

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