RFE: Portable OpenSSH

Dan Kaminsky dankamin at cisco.com
Wed Mar 28 07:07:03 EST 2001

> >Solaris:  Need to move ssh and libz.so
> Starting from Solaris 8 libz.so is part of the core OS so it should be
> there on every host:


You think everyone's running Solaris 8?  I've got a theory going that once a
network(society?) reaches a certain size, it loses the ability to migrate
for convenience, and will only move in case of absolute necessity.  Relates
to diseconomies of scale, i.e. the network effects get so powerful, no
individual element of the network can change.

Alot of stuff stopped working after Solaris 2.5.1 and Solaris 2.6.  So Sun
never stopped supporting those version, and millions of installations never

Anyway, these aren't theoretical complaints.  I had the:

1. Copy files over
2. Damnit, forgot SCP.
3. Copy SCP over.
4. Damnit, forgot libz.
5. Copy libz over.
6. Damnit, forgot the list of prng commands
7. Copy list over
8. Run SCP

situation happen all too recently.  I'm no ivory tower complainer; these are
the pains of experience.


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