Announce: portable OpenSSH 2.1.1p3

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Jul 12 21:51:41 EST 2000

The 2.1.1p3 release of portable OpenSSH has been uploaded to the
OpenBSD ftp master site. In a few hours it will be available from one
of the many mirrors listed at:

This release fixes several bugs reported since the previous release
and extends portability to NeXT and Reliant Unix.

As usual, the OpenBSD team has been hard at work further polishing and
enhancing OpenSSH. This release brings a new configuration directive
"MaxStartups" which mitigates connection flooding attacks, further
details are in the sshd man-page.

Another noteworthy difference from previous releases is that
'FallBackToRsh' now defaults to 'no'. Users of this feature may need
to edit their /etc/ssh_config or ~/.ssh/config files to achieve the
same behavior.

Again, thanks to those who reported bugs, tested the snapshot and sent

Damien Miller

------------------ Changelog

 - (djm) Remove -lresolve for Reliant Unix
 - (djm) OpenBSD CVS Updates:
   - deraadt at 2000/07/11 02:11:34
     [session.c sshd.c ]
     make MaxStartups code still work with -d; djm
   - deraadt at 2000/07/11 13:17:45
     [readconf.c ssh_config]
     disable FallBackToRsh by default
 - (djm) Replace in_addr_t with u_int32_t in bsd-inet_aton.c. Report from
   Ben Lindstrom <mouring at>
 - (djm) Make building of X11-Askpass and GNOME-Askpass optional in RPM
   spec file.
 - (djm) Released 2.1.1p3

 - (djm) Fixup for AIX getuserattr() support from Tom Bertelson
   <tbert at>
 - (djm) ReliantUNIX support from Udo Schweigert <ust at>
 - (djm) NeXT: dirent structures to get scp working from Ben Lindstrom 
   <mouring at>
 - (djm) Fix broken inet_ntoa check and ut_user/ut_name confusion, report 
   from Jim Watt <jimw at>
 - (djm) Replaced bsd-snprintf.c with one from Mutt source tree, it is known
   to compile on more platforms (incl NeXT).
 - (djm) Added bsd-inet_aton and configure support for NeXT
 - (djm) Misc NeXT fixes from Ben Lindstrom <mouring at>
 - (djm) OpenBSD CVS updates:
   - markus at  2000/06/26 03:22:29
     cleanup, less cut&paste
   - markus at  2000/06/26 15:59:19
     [servconf.c servconf.h session.c sshd.8 sshd.c]
     MaxStartups: limit number of unauthenticated connections, work by 
     theo and me
   - deraadt at 2000/07/05 14:18:07
     use no_x11_forwarding_flag correctly; provos ok
   - provos at  2000/07/05 15:35:57
   - aaron at   2000/07/05 22:06:58
     [scp.1 ssh-agent.1 ssh-keygen.1 sshd.8]
     Insert more missing .El directives. Our troff really should identify 
     these and spit out a warning.
   - todd at    2000/07/06 21:55:04
     [auth-rsa.c auth2.c ssh-keygen.c]
     clean code is good code
   - deraadt at 2000/07/07 02:14:29
     sense of port forwarding flag test was backwards
   - provos at  2000/07/08 17:17:31
     [compat.c readconf.c]
     replace strtok with strsep; from David Young <dyoung at>
   - deraadt at 2000/07/08 19:21:15
   - ho at      2000/07/08 19:27:33
     [compat.c readconf.c]
     Better conditions for strsep() ending.
   - ho at      2000/07/10 10:27:05
     Get the correct message on errors. (niels@ ok)
   - ho at      2000/07/10 10:30:25
     [cipher.c kex.c servconf.c]
     strtok() --> strsep(). (niels@ ok)
 - (djm) Fix problem with debug mode and MaxStartups
 - (djm) Don't generate host keys when $(DESTDIR) is set (e.g. during RPM
 - (djm) Add strsep function from OpenBSD libc for systems that lack it

 - (djm) Only enable PAM_TTY kludge for Linux. Problem report from
   Kevin Steves <stevesk at>
 - (djm) Match prototype and function declaration for rresvport_af.
   Problem report from Niklas Edmundsson <nikke at>
 - (djm) Missing $(DESTDIR) on host-key target causing problems with RPM 
   builds. Problem report from Gregory Leblanc <GLeblanc at>
 - (djm) Replace ut_name with ut_user. Patch from Jim Watt
   <jimw at>
 - (djm) Fix pam sprintf fix
 - (djm) Cleanup entropy collection code a little more. Split initialisation
   from seeding, perform intialisation immediatly at start, be careful with
   uids. Based on problem report from Jim Watt <jimw at>
 - (djm) More NeXT compatibility from Ben Lindstrom <mouring at>
   Including sigaction() et al. replacements
 - (djm) AIX getuserattr() session initialisation from Tom Bertelson 
   <tbert at>

 - (djm) Fix bad fprintf format handling in auth-pam.c. Patch from 
   Aaron Hopkins <aaron at>
 - (djm) Fix incorrect configure handling of --with-rsh-path option. Fix from
   Lutz Jaenicke <Lutz.Jaenicke at aet.TU-Cottbus.DE>
 - (djm) Fixed undefined variables for OSF SIA. Report from 
   Baars, Henk <Hendrik.Baars at>
 - (djm) Handle EWOULDBLOCK returns from read() and write() in atomicio.c 
   Fix from Marquess, Steve Mr JMLFDC <Steve.Marquess at DET.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL>
 - (djm) Don't use inet_addr. 

 - (djm) Fix brace mismatch from Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at>
 - (djm) Stop shadow expiry checking from preventing logins with NIS. Based
   on fix from HARUYAMA Seigo <haruyama at>
 - (djm) Use standard OpenSSL functions in auth-skey.c. Patch from
   Chris, the Young One <cky at>
 - (djm) Fix scp progress meter on really wide terminals. Based on patch 
   from James H. Cloos Jr. <cloos at>


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