OpenSSH 6.5 Rolls In New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 30 January 2014 at 04:43 PM EST. 6 Comments
There's a major new release out today of OpenSSH.

OpenSSH 6.5 is the new release and it brings support for key exchange using elliptic-curve Diffie Hellman in Daniel Bernstein's Curve25519 (the new key exchange default when supported by the client and server), support for Ed25519 as a public key type, a new private key format, a new transport cipher, various bug-fixes, and other enhancements to this very important open-source software.

More details on OpenSSH 6.5 can be learned from this mailing list announcement.
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