Call for release testing
djm at mindrot.org
Thu Nov 24 20:09:06 EST 2005
We are planning on doing one of our regular releases (4.3/4.3p1) in
around a week. This is a bugfix release, but a few of the portability
bits have changed, so we would again appreciate testing on as many
systems as possible.
Some of the bugs fixed and internal improvements are:
* X forwarding won't start when a command is executed in background
* Change ssh-keygen to generate a RSA2 key when invoked without
arguments (Bug #1064)
* Fix timing variance for valid vs. invalid accounts when attempting
Kerberos authentication (Bug #975)
* Cleanup wtmp files on SIGTERM when not using privsep (Bug #1029)
* X11 applications can sometimes not connect to 127.0.0.1:60xx by
setting SO_REUSEADDR on X11 listeners (Bug #1076)
* Xauth list invocation has bogus "." argument (Bug #1082)
* Man page fixes:
#1037 - Man page for -L and -R should mention -g.
#1077 - Descriptions for "ssh -D" and DynamicForward should mention
they can specify "bind_address" optionally.
#1088 - Incorrect descriptions in ssh_config man page for
* Lots of cleanups, including fixes to memory leaks on error paths
(Bugs #1109, #1110, #1111 and more) and possible crashes (bug #1092)
* Portable OpenSSH-specific fixes:
- PAM message reporting fixes:
#1045 - Missing option for ignoring the /etc/nologin file
#1087 - Show PAM password expiry message from LDAP on login
#1028 - Forward final non-query conversations to client
- Portability-related fixes:
#1097 - Cross-compile fixes.
#989 - Fix multiplexing regress test on Solairs
#1096 - ssh-keygen broken on HPUX.
#1098 - $MAIL being set incorrectly for HPUX server login.
#1104 - Compile error on Tru64 Unix 4.0f
#1106 - Updated .spec file and startup for SuSE.
More detail may be found in the ChangeLog in the portable OpenSSH
The OpenBSD version is available in CVS HEAD:
Portable snapshots are available at:
or one of its mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/portable.html#ftp
Running the regression tests supplied with Portable does not require
installation and is a simply:
$ ./configure && make tests
Testing on suitable non-production systems is also appreciated.
Please send reports of success or failure to
openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org.
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