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4mula1
2006-09-20, 09:09
I've searched high and low for a decent setup guide for OpenSSH for Windows on Windows XP. I want to be able to tunnel Softsqueeze from work or wherever and hate having to manually open up the needed ports on my router. The problem is most of the guides I find are for Unix/Linux and I don't exactly know where to put some files.

Does such a guide exist?

mherger
2006-09-20, 09:33
> The problem is most of the guides I find are for
> Unix/Linux and I don't exactly know where to put some files.

I googled for "openssh windows" and found this:

http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/

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chris.mason
2006-09-20, 09:55
cygwin is your friend, althought I guess it looks quite complicated to set up, but its not really.
(http://www.cygwin.com).

Michael's suggestion might be more straight forward though.
Chris.

Edit: Ok, I just took a close look at http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/ and realised it is in fact cygwin, but made easy. Note to self: Read posts properly before replying!

bishopdonmiguel
2006-09-20, 10:58
I have used the files at http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net and they do work very well once you get everything configured correctly. Permissions are a real bugger, at least in my case. I configured the use of RSA keys and the program was very picky about directory & file permissions. As I recall the errors generated were a bit vague... read the docs carefully.

FWIW, I also seem to recall some minor vulnerability with OpenSSH 3.8a although I may be wrong. The latest version is 4.3 and this is an old compile from '04. You might want to explore WinSSHD at http://www.bitvise.com . I downloaded a trial version some time back and setup was very easy. The server price was very reasonable and I think the client was free for personal use, but shortly thereafter I converted the Windows box to Debian so I never purchased.