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1See https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html#8.5p1 for the release notes.
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3Please read https://www.openssh.com/report.html for bug reporting
4instructions and note that we do not use Github for bug reporting or
5patch/pull-request management.
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7This is the port of OpenBSD's excellent OpenSSH[0] to Linux and other
8Unices.
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10OpenSSH is based on the last free version of Tatu Ylonen's sample
11implementation with all patent-encumbered algorithms removed (to
12external libraries), all known security bugs fixed, new features
13reintroduced and many other clean-ups.  OpenSSH has been created by
14Aaron Campbell, Bob Beck, Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo de Raadt,
15and Dug Song. It has a homepage at https://www.openssh.com/
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17This port consists of the re-introduction of autoconf support, PAM
18support, EGD/PRNGD support and replacements for OpenBSD library
19functions that are (regrettably) absent from other unices. This port
20has been best tested on AIX, Cygwin, HP-UX, Linux, MacOS/X,
21FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenServer, Solaris and UnixWare.
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23This version actively tracks changes in the OpenBSD CVS repository.
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25The PAM support is now more functional than the popular packages of
26commercial ssh-1.2.x. It checks "account" and "session" modules for
27all logins, not just when using password authentication.
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29There is now several mailing lists for this port of OpenSSH. Please
30refer to https://www.openssh.com/list.html for details on how to join.
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32Please send bug reports and patches to https://bugzilla.mindrot.org or
33the mailing list openssh-unix-dev@mindrot.org.  To mitigate spam, the
34list only allows posting from subscribed addresses.  Code contribution
35are welcomed, but please follow the OpenBSD style guidelines[1].
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37Please refer to the INSTALL document for information on dependencies and
38how to install OpenSSH on your system.
39
40Damien Miller <djm@mindrot.org>
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42Miscellania -
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44This version of OpenSSH is based upon code retrieved from the OpenBSD CVS
45repository which in turn was based on the last free sample implementation
46released by Tatu Ylonen.
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48References -
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50[0] https://www.openssh.com/
51[1] https://man.openbsd.org/style.9
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