OpenSSH-2.2.0p1 for Cygwin 1.1.4

Corinna Vinschen
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'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
is started.

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              
Red Hat, Inc.

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