[talk] Microsoft getting behind OpenSSH

Brian Callahan bcallah at devio.us
Tue Jun 2 14:47:06 EDT 2015

On 06/02/15 14:45, Pete Wright wrote:
> On 06/02/15 11:32, George Rosamond wrote:
>> Pete Wright:
>>> On 06/02/15 11:22, Brian Coca wrote:
>>>> I had to check a few times it was not the first day of April:
>>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/looking_forward_microsoft__support_for_secure_shell_ssh1/archive/2015/06/02/managing-looking-forward-microsoft-support-for-secure-shell-ssh.aspx
>>>> This comes to me after months of dealing with winrm as a connection
>>>> protocol to manage windows machines. I'm furious, happy, scared and
>>>> worried .... will need to leave sober analysis for later but, would
>>>> like to start to get the ball rolling here.
>>> it's a shame they don't have any plans to support BSD/Unix:
>>> " A popular request the PowerShell team has received is to use Secure
>>> Shell protocol and Shell session (aka SSH) to interoperate between
>>> Windows and Linux – both Linux connecting to and managing Windows via
>>> SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH.
>>> Thus, the combination of PowerShell and SSH will deliver a robust and
>>> secure solution to automate and to remotely manage Linux and Windows
>>> systems."
>> How does this not include BSDs?  It's SSH...
>>> j/k - it'll be great if they push their patches back to the openssh devs
>>> imho and the code is of acceptable quality.
>> I was in the middle of noting that point in an email when you posted
>> this Pete.
> gman - i was just kidding around.  their wording makes it sounds like
> ssh is just a linux thing :)

Correct--and I think that's wrong. We should be the ones reminding them 
that, if they want to use OpenSSH, the least they can do is acknowledge 
that it comes from OpenBSD.


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