PuTTY bug ssh-remoteid-minusone

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summary: Remote channel numbers of 0xffffffff will confuse PuTTY
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
present-in: 2005-01-19
fixed-in: 2005-01-23 11bc6185ec4af518dc91600ba4aa85e94cc5f665 (0.58)

Within ssh.c, PuTTY uses a server channel number of (unsigned)(-1) to
represent a channel that doesn't have a server channel number assigned
yet.  Neither SSH-1 nor SSH-2, though, places any restriction on the use
of 0xffffffff as a channel number, which is what (unsigned)(-1) will
be on a 32-bit system.  If a server using 0xffffffff as a channel
number, PuTTY will not believe that the channel is properly open, and
will, for instance, die with a fatal error if the server tries to
close it.
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)