Commit 205d6163 authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

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Rev: ANNOUNCE:1.1
Rev: ChangeLog:1.161
parent d9969736
I'd like to announce a new version of LSH, the GNU implementation of
the secure shell protocols. LSH includes a client, a server, and a few
scripts and utility programs.
FEATURES
Some of the LSH-0.9 features are
o Strong encryption and data authentication.
o Strong host authentication using public key techniques.
o Spawning of remote shells, including pseudo tty support.
o Forwarding of TCP connections, in both directions.
o User authentication by either ordinary UN*X passwords
or public key techniques.
o Zlib compression.
o A draft manual.
COMPATIBILITY AND PORTABILITY
LSH implements the secsh protocol as defined by the latest drafts from
the IETF secsh working group. It is also bug-compatible with
Datafellow's SSH2 products. Note that LSH is *not* compatible with
SSH1, although the lshd deamon can fall back to an SSH1 implementation
(e.g. OpenSSH or Datafellow's) when an ssh1 client connects.
LSH is reported to have worked at least once on GNU/Linux on Sparc and
Intel, FreeBSD, Solaris and IRIX. There may well be portability
problems left, please report them to me.
QUALITY
However, LSH does *NOT* try to provide any security on systems that
lack a good /dev/random. LSH-0.9 should be considered a beta release;
use on production systems is not recommended. LSH is provided AS IS,
ABSOLUTELY no GUARANTEES, etc. Please report any bugs you find.
PLANNED FEATURES
Some features that are planned but not yet implemented are
o Execution of remote commands (like rsh).
o A "gateway" interface, to let external programs access an LSH
connection easily and securely.
o Forwarding of X, ssh-agent, UDP.
o Support for SPKI certificates, for both authorization and host
authentication.
o Support for the Secure Remote Password (SRP) protocol.
o Kerberos authentication.
o A file transfer service.
o IPv6 support.
COPYRIGHT
LSH is distributed under the terms and conditions of the GNU General
Public License. Unlike other secsh implementations, you can use LSH
freely for any purpose.
AVAILABILITY AND FURTHER INFORMATION
The main LSH archive is located at
ftp://www.lysator.liu.se
Discussions about LSH takes place on the psst mailing list. See the
psst home page, http://www.net.lut.ac.uk/psst, for details.
Happy hacking,
/Niels Möller, <nisse@lysator.liu.se>
2000-02-17 Niels Mller <nisse@cuckoo.localdomain>
* README: Updated disclaimer to be a little less pessimistic.
* doc/TODO, doc/TASKLIST: Updated.
* doc/lsh.texinfo (Top): Added GNU reference.
* Makefile.am.in (EXTRA_DIST): Added ANNOUNCE file.
* configure.in: Bumped version to 0.9.
* src/zlib.c (do_free_zstream): Only output message about problems
when freeing the z stream when in debug mode.
2000-02-17 Niels Mller <nisse@lysator.liu.se>
* src/zlib.c (do_zlib): Z_BUF_ERROR is normal.
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