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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

SSH test - better version

The Simon built-in SSH test worked, but flooded server logs with error messages like:

Bad protocol version identification 'open'

Illegal protocol version

protocol version not supported in local

I edited the SSH service, and changed the first "then send:" field from 'open' to 'SSH-2.0-Simon', which satisfies the protocol version identification step in the SSH protocol.

See , section 4.2 Protocol Version Exchange.

-- Rex

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Re: SSH test - better version

Thanks! I'll update the default SSH service accordingly.