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FreeBSD Security Archives: Re: FreeSSH

Re: FreeSSH

Wes Peters (wessoftweyr.com)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 16:36:11 -0600

Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Wed, 13 Oct 1999 12:28:04 +0930 (CST), Greg Lewis <glewistrc.adelaide.edu.au> said:
> > If there is an appropriately licensed much more secure
> > version of this functionality available then it would seem a good idea
> > to have it in the base install too
> Between the US Commerce Department and the US Patent and Trademark
> Office, it would be very difficult to arrive at an ``appropriately
> licensed much more secure version''.

It is important to keep in mind that we would be EXPORTING the discs
and the source code. This is still a tough act to pull off; the
"easing of restrictions" didn't ease this restriction.

> > However, I'm guessing that a lot of
> > sysadmins install ssh as their first act on a new install. Maybe when
> > this reaches _most_ sysadmins it would be a candidate for the base
> > system?
> Most sysadmins install either bash or tcsh as their first act on a new
> install.

Followed by less, emacs, and xv. ;^)

            "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters Softweyr LLC wessoftweyr.com http://softweyr.com/

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