I am currently running Mojave which has the following

> ssh -V
OpenSSH_7.9p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3

Before moving to macOS Big Sur, I'd like to know the default version of SSH on it.

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    Wait for Big Sur to show up at opensource.apple.com
    – anki
    Commented Nov 18, 2020 at 15:36
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    To whomever downvoted this question, why? It certainly a litigate question. Commented Nov 18, 2020 at 16:30
  • @anki Thanks I was not aware of this very useful page.
    – PRouleau
    Commented Nov 18, 2020 at 19:09

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In Terminal, using a clean install of macOS Big Sur (11.0.1), ssh -V returns:

OpenSSH_8.1p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3

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