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>play with the three SSH server implementations he found which are free
The Grumpy Editor's guide to SSH servers
Posted Jun 22, 2006 6:08 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
Nevertheless, it might be interesting to know how OpenSSH would
fare in comparison to the commercial SSH. Of course I realize that
benchmarking expensive proprietary software would be
outside lwn.net:s scope, and maybe resources as well. Wonder
if such comparison exists elsewhere?
Posted Jun 22, 2006 18:08 UTC (Thu) by horen (subscriber, #2514)
"NON-COMMERCIAL VERSION LICENSE
To qualify for a Non-Commercial Version License, You must: (1) use the
Software solely on a system under the Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD
operating system (whether for commercial or non-commercial use), or (2)
use the Software for non-commercial purposes as defined herein and be a
Non-Commercial Entity as defined herein, or (3) be an University User as
defined herein, or (4) be an Excluded Contractor as defined herein.
The term "Non-Commercial Entity" is limited to the following: university
or other educational institutions (such as pre-schools, elementary
schools, middle or junior high schools, high schools, and community or
junior colleges), non-profit organizations (such as public libraries,
charities, and other organizations created for the promotion of social
welfare), "University Users", and other individual users who use the
Software for personal use (such as connecting to an Internet Service
Provider for personal use, hobby, recreational, or educational
purposes). The term "University Users" is limited to students, faculty
members, researchers, administrators, support staff, and employees of a
university when acting in this capacity. The term "Excluded Contractor"
is limited to independent, solo contractors while performing work for a
Non-Commercial Entity, such as a university or other educational
institution in an individual capacity. If You qualify for a
Non-Commercial Version License, You may use the Software free of
charge. SSH reserves the right to further clarify the terms
Non-Commercial Entity, University Users and Excluded Contractor at its
I apologize for the length, but the SSH.COM server and client remain major players throughout the formal academic and no-less-formal personal-user communities. I have used it since it became available (while a Unix sysadmin at Tel-Aviv University), and continue doing so, on my personal home computers, to this very day.
Thank you for this provocative and eye-opening article. Perhaps someone will as Apple Computers, who chose to base their MacOSX on FreeBSD (and then castrate it by their non-Unix commands and horrible GUIs, but that's grist for a different mill).
Posted Jun 23, 2006 20:57 UTC (Fri) by piman (subscriber, #8957)
Posted Jun 29, 2006 9:29 UTC (Thu) by fgrosshans (guest, #35486)
>To qualify for a Non-Commercial Version License, You must: (1) use the
>Software solely on a system under the Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD
>operating system (whether for commercial or non-commercial use), or (2)...
It doesn't allow lwn to use ssh on windows or solaris, but they can do so "under the Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD operating system". I guess it would be possible for them to install linux ;-)
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