Subject: Re: Secure Shell now in mainline
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/28/2000 22:58:14
Ben Collver writes:
> > Please note that the OpenSSH-based implementation is a temporary measure;
> > we will be replacing it with a completely independent implementation as
> > soon as that other implementation is ready (within the next couple of
> > months, I am hoping).
> Out of curiosity, why go with a completely independent implementation?
> I'm pretty clueless, so I'd settle for a "just because".

If I had to take a wild-assed guess I would say it is to not be based on
the original ssh 1.x source, but a "clean room" implementation.
This new implementation could potentially be 100% BSD licensed, etc.

Just my guess, not meant to be factual or anything. :-)