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libssh: the SSH library ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1* Why ? -_-_-_-_-_ Why not ? :) I've began to work on my own implementation of the ssh protocol because i didn't like the currently public ones. Not any allowed you to import and use the functions as a powerful library, and so i worked on a library-based SSH implementation which was non-existing in the free and open source software world. 2* How/Who ? -_-_-_-_-_-_-_ If you downloaded this file, you must know what it is : a library for accessing ssh client services through C libraries calls in a simple manner. Everybody can use this software under the terms of the LGPL - see the COPYING file If you ask yourself how to compile libssh, please read INSTALL before anything. 3* Where ? -_-_-_-_-_-_ http://www.libssh.org 4* API Changes ! -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Changes between 0.4 and 0.5 --------------------------- We use the ssh_ prefix as namespace for every function now. There is a legacy.h which could be used to get the old function names. Changes between 0.3 and 0.4 --------------------------- We changed libssh to be typesafe now: SSH_SESSION *session -> ssh_session session SFTP_SESSION *sftp -> sftp_session sftp CHANNEL *channel -> ssh_channel channel STRING *string -> ssh_string string ... The options structure has been removed and there is a new function. This function can set all available options now. You can find the enum in the header file and it is documented. Example: ssh_options_set(session, SSH_OPTIONS_HOST, "localhost"); 5* Copyright policy -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ The developers of libssh have a policy of asking for contributions to be made under the personal copyright of the contributor, instead of a corporate copyright. There are some reasons for the establishment of this policy: * Individual copyrights make copyright registration in the US a simpler process. * If libssh is copyrighted by individuals rather than corporations, decisions regarding enforcement and protection of copyright will, more likely, be made in the interests of the project, and not in the interests of any corporation’s shareholders. * If we ever need to relicense a portion of the code contacting individuals for permission to do so is much easier than contacting a company.