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Bug#125767: O: ssh-nonfree -- a secure replacement for rlogin, rsh, and rcp (NON-FREE)

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2001-12-18
Severity: normal

 "Ssh (Secure Shell) is a program for logging into a remote machine and
 for executing commands in a remote machine.  It is intended to replace
 rlogin and rsh, and provide secure encrypted communications between two
 untrusted hosts over an insecure network.  X11 connections and
 arbitrary TCP/IP ports can also be forwarded over the secure channel.
 It is intended as a replacement for rlogin, rsh and rcp, and can be
 used to provide rdist, and rsync with a secure communication channel."

I took over ssh-nonfree a few months ago because I was interested in its
Kerberos 5 support, which I use routinely.  (At the time, that code was
specific to ssh-nonfree; OpenSSH gained compatible code only a few weeks

Unfortunately, maintaining this package from within the US has proven to
be a major hassle: although the EAR allows me to re-export ssh-nonfree
as is, restrictions seem to apply once I integrate domestic crypto code
(in this case, MIT krb5; Heimdal might have worked, but MIT's
implementation is more mature).

Moreover, my interest in the package is essentially nil now that OpenSSH
finally includes compatible krb5 support -- particularly given that
Sam Hartman <hartmans> has announced his intent to produce OpenSSH
packages with that code enabled.

As such, I am orphaning ssh-nonfree.  (I'd also like to suggest that it
should disappear from the archive once Woody has been released unless it
has a new maintainer by then.)

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux tux 2.4.16 #1 SMP Sun Dec 9 18:35:31 EST 2001 i686

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