Updated: OpenSSH-2.9p2-2

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Mon Jul 16 02:38:00 GMT 2001

I've updated the version of OpenSSH in cygwin/latest to 2.9p2-2.

Unfortunately I missed the fact that my change to use pipes
instead of socketpairs by default didn't make it into the
2.9p2 sources. So the -1 version is built using socketpairs.

I have patched the configure script for -2 and it's now built
using pipes which should work for more people than socketpairs.
The speed of data transfer is increased by a factor of ~4, btw.

This is the latest OpenSSH release. It's just a bug fix release.
No new features since 2.9p1 are introduced.

This Cygwin version couples changing user context without
password on NT/W2K (using e.g. public key authentication)
to the Cygwin version. You can do this only if the Cygwin
version is >= 1.3.2 AND `ntsec' is on.

WARNING: Switching user context without password requires well
maintained /etc/passwd and /etc/group files and ntsec ON!

Please note that OpenSSH since version 2.9 uses version 2 protocol
now by default! So if you encounter problems trying to connect to
a site, check first if you expect ssh using version 1 protocol
implicitely. You will have to readjust your config files, perhaps.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin web page.  This downloads setup.exe
to your system.

Run setup and answer all of the questions.  The mirrors below have the
latest version of this package:

ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ (US)
ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/sourceware.cygnus.com/pub/cygwin/ (UK)
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/ (Germany)

Note that if this is the first time that you've run the new GUI version
of setup, it will currently download the whole cygwin net release again.
After this point it will only download what is needed.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at:  cygwin@sources.redhat.com .  I would appreciate
if you would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.
This includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin
in general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.


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