cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security chapter.sgml

Niclas Zeising niclas.zeising at
Sun Nov 12 21:13:07 UTC 2006

Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2006-11-13 05:27, Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2006-Nov-12 12:14:31 +0100, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
>>> SSH is the protocol, and ssh is the application/program (so
>>> <application></application> or <command></command> according to the
>>> situation).
>> To be pedantic, the application is OpenSSH.
> Well, right now, yes.  But it is "a member of the family of applications
> which implement the `SSH' protocol".  I am not saying that this can
> actually happen real soon now, but if OpenSSH doesn't work the way we
> want it to work, it is possible that our <application>SSH</application>
> in a few years will be <application>FooSSH</application>.
> When the 'Open' part of 'OpenSSH' is important, it is obligatory that
> we mention and make it stand out (if not for any other reason, as a form
> of our appreciation for the work of the OpenSSH folks).  But when we
> talk about the 'SSH' protocol in general, do we really have to do so?
> - Giorgos

This chapter, as far as I can tell, talks about SSH in general, as 
Giorgos stated. There is another chapter talking about OpenSSH in 
particular, and in that chapter OpenSSH is used when talking about the 


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