Updated: OpenSSH-3.1p1-1

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Tue Dec 31 07:35:00 GMT 2002

I've updated the version of OpenSSH in cygwin/latest to 3.1p1-1.

This is a major release.  It fixes also a security problem which
affects all versions of OpenSSH up to version 3.0.2.

Important Changes:

- /etc/ssh/ now default directory for keys and configuration files
- ssh-keygen no longer defaults to a specific key type (rsa1);
  use ssh-keygen -t {rsa,dsa,rsa1}
- sshd x11 forwarding listens on localhost by default;
  see sshd X11UseLocalhost option to revert to prior behaviour
  if your older X11 clients do not function with this configuration

Other Changes:

- ssh ~& escape char functions now for both protocol versions
- sshd ReverseMappingCheck option changed to VerifyReverseMapping
  to clarify its function; ReverseMappingCheck can still be used   
- public key fingerprint is now logged with LogLevel=VERBOSE
- reason logged for disallowed logins (e.g., no shell, etc.)
- more robust error handling for x11 forwarding
- improved packet/window size handling in ssh2
- use of regex(3) has been removed
- fix SIGCHLD races in sshd (seen on Solaris)
- sshd -o option added
- sftp -B -R -P options added
- ssh-add now adds all 3 default keys
- ssh-keyscan bug fixes
- ssh-askpass for hostkey dialog
- fix fd leak in sshd on SIGHUP
- TCP_NODELAY set on X11 and TCP forwarding endpoints 

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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