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Re: bin/50148: new ssh does not work at all

The following reply was made to PR bin/50148; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Paul Koning)
Subject: Re: bin/50148: new ssh does not work at all
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:21:07 -0400

 (Resending from another machine.  Gnats is so broken it
 can't understand quoted/printable mime content..)
 On Aug 14, 2015, at 3:35 AM, John Nemeth <> wrote:
 > ..
 >    I think the issue is here.  Reading the release announcement,
 > I see that they have been disabling/deprecating all sorts of things,
 > in the name of improving security (and intend to do more of this
 > in the next release).  Apparently, they don't think backwards
 > compatibility is important.
 (Apologies for the unreadable earlier reply, my mail system was being uncooperative)
 I do not think that they feel backward compatibility is unimportant.  Rather, the issue is backward compatibility vs. fixing security holes.  If a security hole is considered significant and fixing it requires turning something off that used to be on, this is indeed incompatible, and such a change is the correct one.
 It might be debatable whether the change is justified in this specific case, but the implication that this is careless seems wrong to me.

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