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date Thu, 03 Jun 2004 17:29:17 +0000
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0.41 - Mon Jan 19 2004 22:40:19 +0800

- Fix in configure so that cross-compiling works, thanks to numerous people for
  reporting and testing

- Terminal mode parsing now handles empty terminal mode strings (sent by
  Windows clients), thanks to Ricardo Derbes for the report

- Handling is improved for users with no shell specified in /etc/passwd,
  thanks again to Ricardo Derbes

- Fix for compiling with --disable-syslog, thanks to gordonfh

- Various minor fixes allow scp to work with irix, thanks to Paul Marinceu for
  fixing it up

- Use <stropts.h> not <sys/stropts.h>, since the former seems more common

0.40 - Tue Jan 13 2004 21:05:19 +0800

- Remote TCP forwarding (-R) style implemented

- Local and remote TCP forwarding can each be disabled at runtime (-k and -j

- Fix for problems detecting openpty() with uClibc - many thanks to various
  people for reporting and testing fixes, including (in random order) Cristian
  Ionescu-Idbohrn, James Ewing, Steve Dover, Thomas Lundquist and Frederic

- Improved portability for IRIX, thanks to Paul Marinceu

- AIX and HPUX portability fixes, thanks to Darren Tucker for patches

- prngd should now work correctly, thanks to Darren Tucker for the patch

- scp compilation on systems without strlcpy() is fixed, thanks to Peter
  Jannesen and David Muse for reporting it (independently and simultaneously :)

- Merged in new LibTomCrypt 0.92 and LibTomMath 0.28

0.39 - Tue Dec 16 2003 15:19:19 +0800

- Better checking of key lengths and parameters for DSS and RSA auth

- Print fingerprint of keys used for pubkey auth

- More consistent logging of usernames and IPs

- Added option to disable password auth (or just for root) at runtime

- Avoid including bignum functions which don't give much speed benefit but
  take up binary size

- Added a stripped down version of OpenSSH's scp binary

- Added additional supporting functions for Irix, thanks to Paul Marinceu

- Don't check for unused libraries in configure script

- Removed trailing comma in algorithm lists (thanks to Mihnea Stoenescu)

- Fixed up channel close handling, always send close packet in response
  (also thanks to Mihnea Stoenescu)

- Various makefile improvements for cross-compiling, thanks to Friedrich
  Lobenstock and Mihnea Stoenescu

- Use daemon() function if available (or our own copy) rather than separate
  code (thanks to Fr�d�ric Lavernhe for the report and debugging, and Bernard
  Blackham for his suggestion on what to look at)

- Fixed up support for first_kex_packet_follows, required to talk to
  clients. Thanks to Marian Stagarescu for the bug report.

- Avoid using MAXPATHLEN, pointer from Ian Morris

- Improved input sanity checking

0.38 - Sat Oct 11 2003 16:28:13 +0800

- Default hostkey path changed to /etc/dropbear/dropbear_{rsa,dss}_host_key
  rather than /etc/dropbear_{rsa,dss}_host_key

- Added SMALL and MULTI text files which have info on compiling for multiple
  binaries or small binaries

- Allow for commandline definition of some options.h settings
  (without warnings)

- Be more careful handling EINTR

- More fixes for channel closing

- Added multi-binary support

- Improved logging of IPs, now get logged in all cases

- Don't chew cpu when waiting for version identification string, also
  make sure that we kick off people if they don't auth within 5 minutes.

- Various small fixes, warnings etc

- Display MOTD if requested - suggested by
  Trent Lloyd <lathiat at> and
  Zach White <zwhite at>

- sftp support works (relies on OpenSSH sftp binary or similar)

- Added --disable-shadow option (requested by the floppyfw guys)

0.37 - Wed Sept 24 2003 19:42:12 +0800

- Various portability fixes, fixes for Solaris 9, Tru64 5.1, Mac OS X 10.2,

- Updated LibTomMath to 0.27 and LibTomCrypt to 0.90

- Renamed util.{c,h} to dbutil.{c,h} to avoid conflicts with system util.h

- Added some small changes so it'll work with AIX (plus Linux Affinity).
  Thanks to Shig for them.

- Improved the closing messages, so a clean exit is "Exited normally"

- Added some more robust integer/size checking in buffer.c as a backstop for
  integer overflows

- X11 forwarding fixed for OSX, path for xauth changed to /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth

- Channel code handles closing more nicely, doesn't sit waiting for an extra
  keystroke on BSD/OSX platforms, and data is flushed fully before closing
  child processes (thanks to 
  Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn <cristian.ionescu-idbohrn at> for
  pointing that out).

- Changed "DISABLE_TCPFWD" to "ENABLE_TCPFWD" (and for x11/auth) so
  "disable DISABLE_TCPWD" isn't so confusing.

- Fix authorized_keys handling (don't crash on too-long keys, and
  use fgetc not getc to avoid strange macro-related issues), thanks to
  Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn <cristian.ionescu-idbohrn at> 
  and Steve Rodgers <hwstar at> for reporting and testing.

- Fixes to the README with regard to uClibc systems, thanks to 
  Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn <cristian.ionescu-idbohrn at>,
  as well as general improvements to documentation (split README/INSTALL)

- Fixed up some compilation problems with dropbearconvert/dropbearkey if
  DSS or RSA were disabled, reported by Patrik Karlsson <patrik at>

- Fix double-free bug for hostkeys, reported by
  Vincent Sanders <vince at>

- Fix up missing \ns from dropbearconvert help message,
  thanks to Mordy Ovits <movits at> for the patch

0.36 - Tue August 19 2003 12:16:23 +0800

- Fix uninitialised temporary variable in DSS signing code
  (thanks to Matthew Franz <mdfranz at> for reporting, and the authors
  of Valgrind for making it easy to track down)
- Fix remote version-string parsing error
  (thanks to Bernard Blackham <bernard at> for noticing)
- Improved host-algorithm-matching algorithm in algo.c
- Decreased MAX_STRING_LEN to a more realistic value
- Fix incorrect version (0.34) in this CHANGES file for the previous release.

0.35 - Sun August 17 2003 05:37:47 +0800

- Fix for remotely exploitable format string buffer overflow.
  (thanks to Joel Eriksson <je at>)

0.34 - Fri August 15 2003 15:10:00 +0800

- Made syslog optional, both at compile time and as a compile option
  (suggested by Laurent Bercot <ska at>)
- Fixup for bad base64 parsing in authorized_keys
  (noticed by Davyd Madeley <davyd at>)
- Added initial tcp forwarding code, only -L (local) at this stage
- Improved "make install" with DESTDIR and changing ownership seperately,
  don't check for setpgrp on Linux for crosscompiling.
  (from Erik Andersen <andersen at>)
- More commenting, fix minor compile warnings, make return values more
  consistent etc
- Various signedness fixes
- Can listen on multiple ports
- added option to disable openpty with configure script,
  (from K.-P. Kirchd�rfer <kapeka at>)
- Various cleanups to bignum code
  (thanks to Tom St Denis <tomstdenis at>)
- Fix compile error when disabling RSA
  (from Marc Kleine-Budde <kleine-budde at>)
- Other cleanups, splitting large functions for packet and kex handling etc

0.33 - Sun June 22 2003 22:24:12 +0800

- Fixed some invalid assertions in the channel code, fixing the server dying
  when forwarding X11 connections.
- Add dropbearconvert to convert to/from OpenSSH host keys and Dropbear keys
- RSA keys now keep p and q parameters for compatibility -- old Dropbear keys
  still work, but can't be converted to OpenSSH etc.
- Debian packaging directory added, thanks to 
  Grahame (grahame at
- 'install' target added to the makefile
- general tidying, improve consistency of functions etc
- If RSA or DSS hostkeys don't exist, that algorithm won't be used.
- Improved RSA and DSS key generation, more efficient and fixed some minor bugs
  (thanks to Tom St Denis for the advice)
- Merged new versions of LibTomCrypt (0.86) and LibTomMath (0.21)

0.32 - Sat May 24 2003 12:44:11 +0800

- Don't compile unused code from libtomcrypt (test vectors etc)
- Updated to libtommath 0.17 and libtomcrypt 0.83. New libtommath results
  in smaller binary size, due to not linking unrequired code
- X11 forwarding added
- Agent forwarding added (for ssh client/agent)
- Fix incorrect buffer freeing when banners are used
- Hostname resolution works
- Various minor bugfixes/code size improvements etc

0.31 - Fri May 9 2003 17:57:16 +0800

- Improved syslog messages - IP logging etc
- Strip control characters from log messages (specified username currently)
- Login recording (utmp/wtmp) support, so last/w/who work - taken from OpenSSH
- Shell is started as a proper login shell, so /etc/profile etc is sourced
- Ptys work on Solaris (2.8 x86 tested) now
- Fixed bug in specifying the rsa hostkey
- Fixed bug in compression code, could trigger if compression resulted in
  larger output than input (uncommon but possible).

0.30 - Thu Apr 17 2003 18:46:15 +0800

- SECURITY: buffer.c had bad checking for buffer increment length - fixed
- channel code now closes properly on EOF - scp processes don't hang around
- syslog support added - improved auth/login/failure messages
- general code tidying, made return codes more consistent
- Makefile fixed for dependencies and makes libtomcrypt as well
- Implemented sending SSH_MSG_UNIMPLEMENTED :)

0.29 - Wed Apr 9 2003

- Fixed a stupid bug in 0.28 release, 'newstr = strdup(oldstr)',
  not 'newstr=oldstr'

0.28 - Sun Apr 6 2003

- Initial public release

Development was started in October 2002