OpenSSH 4.1: call for testing.

Damien Miller djm at
Tue Apr 5 12:42:08 EST 2005

Gert Doering wrote:
> NetBSD 2.0.2 on Sparc64 (should find all endianness and word-size issues):
> - configure:
>   WARNING: the operating system that you are using does not 
>   appear to support either the getpeereid() API nor the 
>   SO_PEERCRED getsockopt() option. These facilities are used to 
>   enforce security checks to prevent unauthorised connections to 
>   ssh-agent. Their absence increases the risk that a malicious 
>   user can connect to your agent. 
> out of curiousity: who *does* support this, if not the BSDs?  Or is it
> just NetBSD that can't do it yet?

Apparently, there has been an unapplied patch for NetBSD to implement
this since 1.4.2:

Hopefully someone will clean it up and commit it - it is an important
thing to have.


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