[CentOS] OpenSSH 8.6/8.6p1 on CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core)

Tue May 25 12:10:46 UTC 2021
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 03:29:51PM +0530, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
> I am running openssh-server-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64 on CentOS Linux release
> 7.9.2009 (Core). Is there a plan to introduce OpenSSH 8.6/8.6p1 version
> on CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009?
> #cat /etc/redhat-release
> CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core)
> #rpm -qa | grep -i ssh
> openssh-clients-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64
> libssh2-1.8.0-4.el7.x86_64
> openssh-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64
> openssh-server-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64
> #
> Please guide. Thanks in advance.
> More Info:- https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html

It's unlikely.  RHEL7/CentOS7 is in maintenance support mode, so no
new major feature changes are expected.  Only major security/bug fixes
are expected to be introduced.

See this chart for more details:

The version in CentOS 7 isn't simply the version from OpenSSH, many
features and securify fixes have been backported in the past, so if
there's something in particular you are looking for, please mention

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>