Subject: Re: Secure Shell now in mainline
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/28/2000 20:05:54
On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 10:58:14PM -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:

 > > 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.

The new implementation is cleaner, more modular (protocols, crypto
libraries, OS support, and authentication mechanisms), faster, and more

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>