OpenSSH-2.2.0p1 for Cygwin 1.1.4
Sat Sep 2 12:56:00 GMT 2000
I want to announce the latest OpenSSH version 2.2.0p1 ported for
This port uses all new features of Cygwin 1.1.4 so it's not backward
compatible to older Cygwin versions (1.1.3 should work though it's
New features relative to the previous 2.1.1p4 release:
- DSA key support in ssh-agent. Please note that this will not
interop with ssh.com's ssh-agent.
- sshd now implements Random Early Drop connection rate limiting,
which can help mitigate DoS attacks against sshd. See the
`MaxStartups' option in the sshd manpage for details.
- `-u' option to sshd allow logging of hostnames (rather than IP
addresses) in wtmp when `UseLogin' is set to `yes'.
- Escape character `~' support in SSH2.
- Interop with SSH.COM ssh 2.3.0.
The binary distribution is compiled for being installed under
/usr/local as the previous versions. However, there's a README under
/usr/doc/Cygwin which is the same file as the below mentioned
openssh-2.2.0p1.README in the download URL.
Please read the README!
There's a small script, named
which is intended for users who install OpenSSH for the first time.
It simplifies the first usage by creating the needed key files for
the host and the current user. Just start it after unpacking the
binary tar archive. The script is not part of the source archive.
Note that the binary archive doesn't contain the config files
in usr/local/etc anymore. They are created only if ssh-config
This version provides SSH version 2 protocol but it's still
experimental so do not rely on complete and correct functionality.
SSH protocol versions 1.3 and 1.5 are still part of that version, so you
shouldn't have problems in communicating with other SSH-1.2.X versions.
You will find the port on
openssh-2.2.0p1.README README file
openssh-2.2.0p1.tar.gz binary distribution
openssh-2.2.0p1-src.tar.gz sources including Cygwin diffs
Compiling the sources requires the openSSL-0.9.5a port from the same
Please send any request regarding that port to the mailing list
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer mailto:email@example.com
Red Hat, Inc.
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