Contributed by merdely on from the sshtalk dept.
Will Backman writes:
Eight years ago today, Sept 26 1999, Theo de Raadt committed the initial source code for OpenSSH to the OpenBSD repository. The code was a fork of Björn Grönvall's OSSH, which was derived from an early version of the increasingly "less free" ssh from Tatu Ylönen. With only two months until the 2.6 release, the team moved quickly to remove code covered by restrictive licenses, push patent encumbered features to external libraries, and add important features such as 1.5 protocol support.
Since the initial release, OpenSSH has grown to become the most prominent implementation of the SSH protocol. It has been ported to a variety of operating systems including Linux, OSX, Solaris, and AIX, and even many embedded devices like routers and access points. The ever improving features and generous license have made this an indispensable tool for everyone and helped make our systems and network more secure.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OPENSSH!
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