ANNOUNCE: openssh-1.2.1pre18

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Dec 16 21:35:27 EST 1999

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I have just uploaded 1.2.1pre18.

This is mainly merges from the OpenBSD tree, bugfixes for Solaris
and libc5 Linux systems. It should fix all reported bugs except the
snprintf problems on some older Solaris versions.

Please test thoroughly, my hope is to have a stable version 
released before Jan 1. At this point the main holdup is Solaris.

I have had to disbale direct downloads from,
demand for OpenSSH is saturating our little ISDN connection. 
I notice that: (Canada) (UK) (USA *only*)

have already updated.



 - Makefile changes for Solaris from Peter Kocks 
   <peter.kocks at>
 - Minor updates to docs
 - Merged OpenBSD CVS changes:
   - [authfd.c ssh-agent.c]
     keysize warnings talk about identity files
   - [packet.c]
     "Connection closed by x.x.x.x": fatal() -> log()
 - Correctly handle empty passwords in shadow file. Patch from: 
   "Chris, the Young One" <cky at>
 - Released 1.2.1pre18

 - Integrated patchs from Juergen Keil <jk at>
   - Avoid void* pointer arithmatic
   - Use LDFLAGS correctly
   - Fix SIGIO error in scp
   - Simplify status line printing in scp
 - Added better test for inline functions compiler support from  
   Darren_Hall at

 - OpenBSD CVS Changes
   - [canohost.c]
     fix get_remote_port() and friends for sshd -i; 
     Holger.Trapp at Informatik.TU-Chemnitz.DE
   - [mpaux.c]
     make code simpler. no need for memcpy. niels@ ok
   - [pty.c]
     namebuflen not sizeof namebuflen; bnd at via djm at
     fix proto; markus
   - [ssh.1]
      typo; mark.baushke at
   - [channels.c ssh.c ssh.h sshd.c]
     type conflict for 'extern Type *options' in channels.c; dot at
   - [sshconnect.c]
     move checking of hostkey into own function.
   - [version.h]
 - Clean up broken includes in pty.c
 - Some older systems don't have poll.h, they use sys/poll.h instead
 - Doc updates

 - Fix compilation on systems with AFS. Reported by 
   aloomis at
 - Fix installation on Solaris. Reported by 
   Gordon Rowell <gordonr at>
 - Fix gccisms (__attribute__ and inline). Report by edgy at,
   patch from Markus Friedl <markus.friedl at>
 - Auto-locate xauth. Patch from David Agraz <dagraz at>
 - Compile fix from David Agraz <dagraz at>
 - Avoid compiler warning in bsd-snprintf.c
 - Added to default PAM config. Suggested by 
   Jim Knoble <jmknoble at>

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