[linux-elitists] Fixing rsync over OpenSSH

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Fri Aug 4 23:37:31 PDT 2000


Back in May, I mentioned a fix (GPLed wrapper program) for Tatu Ylönen's
SSH to cure a select() deadlock rsync tends to have with it when running
over SSH transport.  

See:  http://zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/2000-May/000419.html

I have, since then, moved the wrapper program's C source code to:
http://linuxmafia.com/pub/linux/security/ylonen-ssh/ssh-rsync-wrapper

It had to be implemented as a separate wrapper program because the
author, Ton Hospel, objected to Ylönen's company taking his prior 
free-software contributions to the SSH codebase proprietary.

Now, H.J. Lu has provided the same fix for the BSD-licenced[1] OpenSSH
implementation, as a C-code patch.  I've provided all required files at:
http://linuxmafia.com/pub/linux/security/openssh/


[1] Note that one of the required components, OpenSSL, although
described as under a "BSD-style" licence, actually includes
idiosyncratic licence language forbidding the public from relicencing
derived works.  Watch out for bizarre restrictions on some supposedly
"BSD-style" licences, e.g., _anything_ released by Dan Farmer.  For
example, his and Wietse Venema's recent "The Coroner's Toolkit":  

http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-08-01-014-04-SC-SW
http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-08-01-014-04-SC-SW-0001

Even the reviewer at rootprompt.org missed Farmer's licence restriction
on that one, claiming erroneously that the package is open source
software under the IBM Public Licence (which applies only to Venema's
modules):  http://rootprompt.org/article.php3?article=738

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