Updated: OpenSSH-3.0p1-1

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Thu Nov 8 03:45:00 GMT 2001

I've updated the version of OpenSSH in cygwin/latest to 3.0p1-1.

The official release note from the OpenSSH maintainers:

OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0
implementation and includes sftp client and server support.

This release contains many portability bug-fixes (listed in the
ChangeLog) as well as several new features (listed below).

We would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their continued
support and encouragement.

Important Changes:

1) SSH protocol v2 is now the default protocol version

        use the 'Protocol' option from ssh(1) and sshd(8) if
        you need to change this.

2) The files
   are now obsolete, you can use
   For backward compatibility ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 will still used for
   authentication and hostkeys are still read from the known_hosts2.
   However, those deprecated files are considered 'readonly'.  Future
   releases are likely not to read these files.

3) The CheckMail option in sshd_config is deprecated, as sshd(8) no longer
   checks for new mail.

4) X11 cookies are now stored in $HOME.

New Features:

1) Smartcard support in the ssh client and agent based on work by
   University of Michigan CITI ( http://www.citi.umich.edu/projects/smartcard/ ).

2) support for Rekeying in protocol version 2

3) improved Kerberos support in protocol v1 (KerbIV and KerbV)

4) backward compatibility with older commercial SSH versions >= 2.0.10

5) getopt(3) is now used by all programs

6) dynamic forwarding (use ssh(1) as your socks server)

7) ClearAllForwardings in ssh(1)

8) ssh(1) now checks the hostkey for localhost (NoHostAuthenticationForLocalhost

9) -F option in ssh(1)

10) ssh(1) now has a '-b bindaddress' option

11) scp(1) allows "scp /file localhost:/file"

12) The AuthorizedKeysFile option allows specification of alternative
    files that contain the public keys that can be used for user authentication
    (e.g. /etc/ssh_keys/%u, see sshd(8))

13) extended AllowUsers user@host syntax in sshd(8)

14) improved challenge-response support (especially for systems supporting

15) sshd(8) can specify time args as 1h, 2h30s etc.

16) sshd(8) transmits the correct exit status for remote execution with protocol
+version 2.

17) ssh-keygen(1) can import private RSA/DSA keys generated with the commercial

18) ssh-keyscan(1) supports protocol version 2

OpenSSH is brought to you by Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo de Raadt,
Kevin Steves, Damien Miller and Ben Lindstrom.

Notes for people building their own version of OpenSSH:

1) When creating your own configure file, please note that OpenSSH
   requires an autoconf version >= 2.50 now.

2) When installing, you'll need the `uudecode' tool which is
   part of the `sharutils' package.  That package is currently
   not part of the Cygwin net distro but will be as soon as
   the "next generation" setup tool has been released.

   For the interim I have uploaded sharutils-4.2.1 binary and source
   tar.bz2 archives to ftp://ftp.franken.de/pub/win32/develop/gnuwin32/cygwin/porters/Vinschen_Corinna/1.3.3/

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.  The, run setup and answer all of the questions.

Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka
cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ is a
reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Germany,
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/ is
usually pretty good.

In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package then
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another mirror.

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.

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