libssh-0.8.6 (xmas edition)

This is a bugfix release for libssh and maybe a christmas present for some of you 🙂 This mostly fixes some bugs or regressions introduced by the packet filter. However the packet filter is also a good documentation about packet flow.

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  • Fixed compilation issues with different OpenSSL versions
  • Fixed StrictHostKeyChecking in new knownhosts API
  • Fixed ssh_send_keepalive() with packet filter
  • Fixed possible crash with knownhosts options
  • Fixed issus with rekeying
  • Fixed strong ECDSA keys
  • Fixed some corner cases with rsa-sha2 extensions
  • Fixed access violation in ssh_init() (static linking)
  • Fixed ssh_channel_close() handling