ssh(d) identification string in portable (clarification)

Jakub Jelen jjelen at
Mon Aug 8 17:24:36 AEST 2016

Hello all,

We got a report [1], that we miss "p1" suffix in the sshd identification 
strings in Fedora. I dig in and found out that it is also missing from 
portable usptream since 2004, when you were rewriting  version.h  header 
file with this information.

Debian somehow patched this information back during the time in some 
places (ssh_api.c is missing).

It does not look like intention to remove the release version 
information [2]. Can you clarify?



Jakub Jelen
Associate Software Engineer
Security Technologies
Red Hat

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