bundled openssh version
bkoenig at cs.tu-berlin.de
Sun Jun 19 21:48:16 GMT 2005
Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> Is freeBSD ever going to update the "contributed" version of openssh to
> something more recent?
Yes. Currently OpenSSH 4.1p1 is part of 6-CURRENT developent branch. An
update in 5-STABLE may happen, but not regulary and not definitely. I
strongly believe that 3.5p1 of 4-STABLE will remain forever.
> I'm particularly interested in the DNS SSHFP support,
It should work with OpenSSH of the base system as far as I know.
> and I'm unsure of the differences between the "base" version,
> the one in ports, and the "portable" version in ports, as far as what
> functionality I would gain/lose.
The OpenBSD team develops OpenSSH for their operating system. Since this
piece of software won't run on other systems without huge patches they
offer a portable version of OpenSSH. I don't know the differences in
detail, because I neither use OpenSSH in that excessive manner nor OpenBSD.
A slightly changed portable OpenSSH 3.8.1p1 comes along with the FreeBSD
base system. The "p" indicates that this is the portable version. You'll
find a list of these small changes in
The port security/openssh-portable is the most recent OpenSSH 4.1p1. If
you want to know the FreeBSD-specific changes then the patches in
/usr/ports/security/openssh-portable/files/ might be helpful.
security/openssh is a patched OpenSSH 3.6.1 of the non-portable version;
I think this port falled asleep.
The Changelog gives hints about the functionality that you will gain
with a newer version. I'm not sure, but I guess you lose almost nothing
if you choose the latest.
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