OpenSSH 6.8 Brings Big Internal Code Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 18 March 2015 at 11:25 AM EDT. Add A Comment
OpenSSH 6.8 was released this morning and with this version a lot of their internal code was refactored to make OpenSSH more library-like.

Besides changing around the OpenSSH code layout internally, the 6.8 release adds a new FingerprintHash option to SSH and SSHD, an experimental host key rotation support oiption was added, and many other code changes. OpenSSH 6.8 also has a number of bug-fixes, Portable OpenSSH improvements, and other sshd additions.

More details on OpenSSH 6.8 can be found via the lengthy release announcement.
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