Newsflash!Proxytunnel 1.9.0 released
Proxytunnel 1.9.0 has been released just after the Fosdem 2008 conference. There are quite a few fixes in this release, and the RELNOTES file contains some important info for upgraders.
Added 2008/03/03 by Maniac
ProxyTunnel Authors and License
Proxytunnel was originally written by Jos Visser (The Muppet), and tested and enhanced by Mark Janssen. We both use it extensively to access our home-servers from closed company lan's (where we have only HTTP(S) access), and it has been succesfully used on Linux and Win32(using Cygwin) using OpenSSH 2.5 and newer.
Jos Visser (a.k.a. The Muppet) is a prominent Unix Guru in The Netherlands and beyond. Besides programming he frequents Unix conferences and events. He mostly does his work for OSP.nl
Mark Janssen (a.k.a. Maniac) is a unix administrator working for Syconos.nl. He met up with Jos at a customer (BigAcme Corp) where they both developed ProxyTunnel to access their mail and shells :)
The following people have also helped in testing, debugging and sending patches for proxytunnel:
- Ralph Loader <suckfish(at)ihug.co.nz>
- Broken DNS w/ DynDNS patch, rpm Spec file
- Martin Senft <martin(at)illicon.de>
- Solaris patches
- Andrew Griffiths <nullptr(at)tasmail.com>
- String format fixes
- Dieter Heiliger <dieter(dot)heiliger(at)gmx.de>
- User-agent header idea
- Fred Donck <fd0(at)donck.com>
- User/Pass Env Vars
- Paul Solomon <psolomon(at)tpg.com.au>
- NTLM support
- Joerg Wunsch <j(at)uriah.heep.sax.de>
- Password prompt suggestion
- Roberto Veldhoven <Roberto(dot)Veldhoven(at)atosorigin.com>
- Tandem/HP-Nonstop compile fix
- Stephane Engel <Stephane(dot)Engel(at)macchiati.org>
- Fix for broken proxy
- Mike Frysinger <vapier(at)gentoo.org>
- Makefile fix, 64bit fix
- Alex Peuchert <proxytunnel(at)peuchert.de>
- SSL/Encrypt support
Proxytunnel is covered by the GNU GPL license. The previous version
included some non-gpl code, which has been removed and replaced by GPL
code. The code Jos and Mark wrote has been reassigned under the GPL. The
base64 code snippet came with this copyright notice:
* This base64 code is heavily modified from fetchmail (also GPL'd, of
* course) by Brendan Cully
* Original copyright notice:
* The code in the fetchmail distribution is Copyright 1997 by Eric
* S. Raymond. Portions are also copyrighted by Carl Harris, 1993
* and 1995. Copyright retained for the purpose of protecting free
* redistribution of source.
For completion, we'll include the entire GNU GPL license verbatim here.
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