FreeBSD Port: security/openssh

Michael Nottebrock lofi at
Tue Jul 17 11:15:10 UTC 2007

On Tuesday, 17. July 2007, Daniele Liscia wrote:
> There is a problem with your openssh port. I installed FreeBSD 6.2
> AMD64 version in a server. I found that it comes with openssh version
> 4.5, if I remember correctly. I dowloaded with cvsup an updated ports
> collection. It comes with an older version of the program, version
> openssh 3.6.1_6.
> If you try uninstall the original openssh and make install the updated
> (but older) version you and up with two copies of openssh that both
> start at boot time meking a big mess on port 22.
> Let me know if I am wrong with thi profound thought.

The openssh port you want is security/openssh-portable (which is at version 
4.6p). Unlike the obsolete and unmaintained openssh port, it also features an 
option to overwrite the base system openssh. Note that while the openssh in 
the base system might not be the latest version, it is maintained and FreeBSD 
will provide security fixes for it if necessary.

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