Updated: OpenSSH-5.5p1-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 16 09:35:00 GMT 2010

I've just updated the Cygwin version of OpenSSH to 5.5p1-1.

This is a new major upstream release.  The Cygwin release is created
from the vanilla sources.  It contains one Cygwin-specific change
which hasen't been mentioned in the official release message:

* The ssh-host-config script usually writes an "ssh" entry into the
  Windows' /etc/services file.  The code didn't work correctly in all
  circumstances if case-sensitivity is enabled on the system (see
  This has been fixed in the ssh-host-config with this release.

The official release message of 5.5p1:

OpenSSH 5.5 has just been released. It will be available from the
mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/ shortly.

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

Once again, we would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their
continued support of the project, especially those who contributed code
or patches, reported bugs, tested snapshots or donated to the project.
More information on donations may be found at:

This is a bugfix release.

Changes since OpenSSH 5.4

 * Unbreak sshd_config's AuthorizedKeysFile option for $HOME-relative paths

 * Fix compilation failures on platforms that lack dlopen()

 * Include a language tag when sending a protocol 2 disconnection message.

 * Make logging of certificates used for user authentication more clear and
   consistent between CAs specified using TrustedUserCAKeys and

Portable OpenSSH:

 * Allow contrib/ssh-copy-id to fail gracefully when there are no keys in
   the ssh-agent. bz#1723

 * Explicitly link libX11 into contrib/gnome-ssh-askpass2. bz#1725

 * Allow ChrootDirectory to work in SELinux platforms. bz#1726

 * Add configure.ac stanza for Haiku OS. bz#1741

 * Enable utmpx support on FreeBSD where possible. bz#1732

 * Use pkg-config to determine libedit linker flags where possible. bz#1744


 - SHA1 (openssh-5.5.tar.gz) = 59864a048b09ad1b6e65a74d5d385d8189ab8c74
 - SHA1 (openssh-5.5p1.tar.gz) = 361c6335e74809b26ea096b34062ba8ff6c97cd6

Reporting Bugs:

- Please read http://www.openssh.com/report.html
  Security bugs should be reported directly to openssh@openssh.com

OpenSSH is brought to you by Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo de Raadt,
Kevin Steves, Damien Miller, Darren Tucker, Jason McIntyre, Tim Rice and
Ben Lindstrom.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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