Updated: OpenSSH-2.9p2-3

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Thu Jul 26 02:27:00 GMT 2001

I've updated the version of OpenSSH in cygwin/latest to 2.9p2-3.

This version contains a patch suggested by Mark Bradshaw
<bradshaw@staff.crosswalk.com> which corrects sftp path handling
when connecting to a Windows platforms. If the current working
directory is root ("/"), a relative path "foo" is concatenated to
an absolute path of "//foo" which results in the Windows box
treating the path as network path. The patch corrects this
wrong concatenating.

This is unfortunately still a problem when connecting with an older
sftp client from any platform to a Windows sftp-server due to the
fact that the path handling was incorrect in the client as well.

I've sent this patch to the openssh maintainers as well to get it
included in the official sources.

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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