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RE: [suse-security] SSH2 pointers
  • From: "Mr. M" <mistrM@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 17:21:13 -0800
  • Message-id: <000101bf9141$6ac8a7a0$50f01818@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
jonathan wrote:

>Any and all suggestions welcomed.


I would suggest using OpenSSH. There are SuSE RPMs available. SSH2 is
*not* free software nor is it free to use. READ the licensing! It's very
restrictive.

SSH has not been free since version 1.2.12. OpenSSH is a project that
forked off from the OpenBSD project. Their goal was to create a viable free
alternative to SSH. I know many people who run SSH1 & 2 in violation of the
licensing agreement. I think that many people erroneously think that
because a piece of software is OpenSource (you get to see the code) that it
automatically means it is free to use.

The Linux kernel is Free software licensed under the GNU GPL. OpenSSH is
also Free software - BSD license. SSH is not.

Check out www.openssh.com By using it you'll be supporting Free software.


Mario


PS. There are plenty FREE (as in cost) clients available for Win*, Mac,
etc. that will work with OpenSSH. I know of NO free clients that work with
SSH2. You'd have to pay for a client like SecureCRT if you have any Windows
machines.


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