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Old 08-16-2002, 06:37 PM   #1
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Difference b/w OpenSSH and SSH?

Can anyone please tell me the difference between the two? Are they both the same program (remote login program)? Which is better?

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Old 08-17-2002, 12:42 AM   #2
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that OpenSSH is just a free version of the SSH protocol. Not sure what alternatives there are to OpenSSH but I think it's pretty much the standard for Linux distros. For more information, check out

FYI: A security vulnerability was recently discovered in versions 2.3.1 to 3.3 so if you have one of those versions, I would update it.
Old 09-13-2002, 02:26 PM   #3
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SSH is both a protocol and a specific product from SSH Communications Security. OpenSSH is the open source implementation of this protocol. Personally, I don't see any reason to buy a closed source product when the OpenSSH team has done so well.


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