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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH] main/openssh: upgrade to 7.6_p1

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:56:52 +0100

On Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:18:32 -0600
Drew DeVault <sir_at_cmpwn.com> wrote:

> On 2017-12-25 , Drew DeVault wrote:
> > On 2017-12-25 , Natanael Copa wrote:
> > > I don't think that we want remove the dynwindows patch, which
> > > significantly improves scp performance.
> >
> > After further investigation, I understand the purpose of these patches
> > better, and I disagree with their inclusion. For one, it would block
> > releasing openssh 7.6_p1, as the patches have not been ported forward.
> > However, I question their inclusion at all - why are we pulling along a
> > huge patchset in a core (and security sensitive) package that upstream
> > has been refusing for years?
>
> I came across this article today supporting my point, albeit for FreeBSD:
>
> https://vez.mrsk.me/freebsd-defaults.txt
>
> It doesn't seem that it's even necessary for good performance on scp
> these days. Holding back OpenSSH so we have time to backport
> highly questionable patches is a really bad idea. Please consider
> merging my patch to remove it from the package and upgrade OpenSSH -
> though initially a mistake, this is now intentional.
>

I think you are right. Lets drop HPN in edge and see what happens.

-nc


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