ANNOUNCE: openssh-2.3.0p1

Damien Miller djm at
Tue Nov 7 11:43:15 EST 2000

This is to announce the release of portable openssh-2.3.0p1. This
release includes many new features and bug fixes. This is a
recommended upgrade if you are using 2.2.0p1 or an older release.

Portable OpenSSH is available from one of the many mirrors listed at

Some of the more notable features include:

- Rijndael support for SSH2. Use the "Ciphers" configuration directive 
  to enable it. (Markus Friedl <markus at>

- Cygwin support (Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at>)

- sftp-server support (Markus Friedl <markus at>)

- SSH1 single-des support for interop with Cisco routers. This cipher 
  is never enabled automatically, you have to either specify "-c des" 
  or enable it using "Cipher des" in a config file. (Markus Friedl
  <markus at>

- Support expired password change through PAM (Steve VanDevender's
  <stevev at>)

- Better compatibility with buggy SSH implementations (Markus Friedl
  <markus at>

- S/key support for SSH2, based on kbd-interactive auth (Markus Friedl
  <markus at> and mkiernan at

- scp now supports "-o" option (Ben Lindstron <mouring at>)

Please refer to the ChangeLog for a full list of features and bugfixes.

Damien Miller

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