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ONLamp Blog: Thank you OpenSSH!

Contributed by dwc on from the random-bits dept.

Igor Zinovik wrote to tell us about Chris Tyler's piece, “Thank you, OpenSSH!” on the O'Reilly ONLamp Blog.

It's quite brief, but Tyler gives a nice list of some of the many ways that OpenSSH saves him time and effort on a daily basis. And he ends with a nice thanks:

“So thank you, OpenSSH and related projects! your work securely enables many remote access scenarios and saves me hours every week.”

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  1. By niallo (82.195.149.9) on

    OpenSSH is indeed unbelievably useful. It continues to have nifty features added, and the code is of very high quality.

  2. By Anonymous Coward (71.218.132.80) on

    if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.

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    1. By Wim (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

      > if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.

      not so sure if it's the most commonly used... what about named, sendmail, apache, php and perl?

      All essential infrastructure components, that together with OpenSSH, form the backbone of the
      internet, and oh look, all of them under a BSD (like) license ;-)

      Wim.

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (198.208.159.19) on

        > > if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.
        >
        > not so sure if it's the most commonly used... what about named, sendmail, apache, php and perl?
        >
        > All essential infrastructure components, that together with OpenSSH, form the backbone of the
        > internet, and oh look, all of them under a BSD (like) license ;-)
        >
        > Wim.

        Coincidance I am sure...

      2. By Anonymous Coward (89.78.4.108) on

        > > if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.
        >
        > not so sure if it's the most commonly used... what about named, sendmail, apache, php and perl?

        gcc

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        1. By wim (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

          > > > if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.
          > >
          > > not so sure if it's the most commonly used... what about named, sendmail, apache, php and perl?
          >
          > gcc

          Gcc is not an infrastructure provider like a named or httpd, it's a build tool. Wel, it's debatable, I did list Perl ;-)

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          1. By Anonymous Coward (151.188.247.104) on

            > > > > if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.
            > > >
            > > > not so sure if it's the most commonly used... what about named, sendmail, apache, php and perl?
            > >
            > > gcc
            >
            > Gcc is not an infrastructure provider like a named or httpd, it's a build tool. Wel, it's debatable, I did list Perl ;-)

            That wasn't the statement. The statement was, "if you look at, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open source software." It said nothing about infrastructure providers.

            I'd say that GCC isn't the most commonly used; mostly only developers use it. However, it is probably the most *important*, for without it, we wouldn't have truly Free platforms like GNU/Linux or the BSD's.

            As for what *is* the most commonly used open source software, that depends. On the desktop, I'd guess that'd be Firefox, since it's so prevalent even on MS Windows. On the server, I'd guess that'd be Apache, sendmail, or BIND--one of those three. However, variants of those three that have been taken proprietary don't count. Not only do they then cease to be open source, they also are no longer Apache, sendmail, or bind, any more than Apple's Mac OS X can be called FreeBSD.

    2. By Jason Crawford (X-rayS) jasonrcrawford AT gmail DOT com on

      > if you look at it, OpenSSH is *the* most commonly used open-source software.

      I am not so sure about that. I think gcc/binutils is probably the most used open source software out there. And it's probably the most important open source software out there. After all, you need that to build openssh, as well as many other pieces of software. And a good compiler is very hard to write, so replacing it (as has been discussed many times) would be extremely hard.

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