Retiring ssh client VersionAddendum
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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:18:08 UTC
ssh supports a VersionAddendum configuration option to specify text to append to the SSH version string. FreeBSD introduced VersionAddendum for the server as a local change in 2001 in commit 933ca70f8f88 and later extended it to the client in commit 9e2cbe04ff4f. In 2012 upstream added support for server VersionAddendum, in commit 23528816dc10. It is not supported upstream in the client. The argument for supporting this in the client is not nearly as strong as for the server, and I plan to retire this in the client to reduce the scope of our local patch set. This also avoids some cases of conflicts in ssh_config during update, as a user's configuration would typically follow the commented-out default VersionAddendum value. I have a review open to make this change, https://reviews.freebsd.org/D32930.