|| ||Damien Miller <djm-AT-mindrot.org>|
|| ||openssh-AT-openssh.com, announce-AT-openbsd.org,
|| ||The OpenSSH project turns five years old|
|| ||Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:30:40 +1000|
The OpenSSH project turns five years old
Five years ago, in late September 1999, the OpenSSH project was started.
It began with an audit, cleanup and update of the last free version
of Tatu Ylonen's legacy ssh-1.2.12 code. The project quickly gathered
pace, attracting a portability effort and, in early 2000, an independent
implementation of version 2 of the SSH protocol. Since then, OpenSSH
has led in the implementation of proactive security techniques such as
privilege separation & auto-reexecution.
The free software community were rapid adopters of OpenSSH, with most
free operating systems shipping OpenSSH within its first year of
existence. Over the last five years OpenSSH has become the most widely
used SSH protocol implementation (by a large margin) and has been
included in products from major vendors including IBM, Apple, HP, Sun,
Cisco and NetScreen. Today, OpenSSH runs on everything from mobile
phones to Cray supercomputers.
In providing a free, popular and easy to use secure login and command
execution protocol OpenSSH has been instrumental in speeding the
deprecation of insecure protocols like telnet and rlogin.
The OpenSSH team would like to thank all those who have supported the
project over the last five years, including individuals and vendors who
have donated funds or hardware. An extra special thanks to those who
have reported bugs or sent patches to the project.
OpenSSH is brought to you by Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo de Raadt,
Kevin Steves, Damien Miller, Ben Lindstrom, Darren Tucker and Tim Rice.
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