[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: OpenSSH-2.3.0p1

Charles S. Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Wed Nov 8 18:31:00 GMT 2000


Does the sftp-server work when connecting to cgywin-OpenSSH with
ssh.com's sftp client?  I couldn't get it to work, although ordinary ssh
connections are fine (both version 1 and version 2). I did uncomment the
"Subsystem sftp /usr/sbin/sftp-server" line in /etc/sshd_config

--Chuck


Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 
> I've updated the version of OpenSSH in cygwin/latest to 2.3.0p1
> which has been released yesterday.
> 
> ===========================================================================
> Important change since 2.3.0p1:
> 
> When using `ntea' or `ntsec' you now have to care for the ownership
> and permission bits of your host key files and your private key files.
> The host key files have to be owned by the NT account which starts
> sshd. The user key files have to be owned by the user. The permission
> bits of the private key files (host and user) have to be at least
> rw------- (0600)!
> 
> Note that this is forced under `ntsec' only if the files are on a NTFS
> filesystem (which is recommended) due to the lack of any basic security
> features of the FAT/FAT32 filesystems.
> 
> This new behaviour was requested by the OpenSSH maintainers to
> keep OpenSSH as save as possible in the particular environment.
> ===========================================================================
> 
> To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
> the http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin web page.  This downloads setup.exe
> to your system.
> 
> Run setup and answer all of the questions.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
> choose a mirror site for your download.  The 'sources.redhat.com' site
> is badly overloaded.  The mirrors below have the latest version of
> this package:
> 
> ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/sourceware/cygwin/ (US)
> ftp://ftp.franken.de/pub/win32/develop/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus
> (Germany)
> ftp://sunsite.org.uk/Mirrors/sourceware.cygnus.com/pub/cygwin/ (UK)
> 
> Note that if this is the first time that you've run the new GUI version
> of setup, it will currently download the whole cygwin net release again.
> After this point it will only download what is needed.
> 
> If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
> mailing list at:  cygwin@sources.redhat.com .  I would appreciate
> if you would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.
> This includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin
> in general.
> 
> If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
> the appropriate place.
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