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I want to remotely access my computers and want to know of security solutions for doing this.  I cannot figure out how to install OpenSSH on my xp machine.  Are there other protocols that you would recommend or other options in terms of programs?

I do not want to spend much money.  I like the idea of gotomypc.com but it is cost prohibitive.

Thank you,


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by:Caseybea
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OpenSSH is for unix systems, mostly.   Not windows.

TIGHTVNC is a good recommendation.   It gives you good remote control features, and the access is encrypted.   You just can't get better than that for FREE.

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by:geforcemmx
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Why dont you give WinVNC a go? ;p

It is quite a robust program to connect to any computers remotely (we use this at work) and most of all,its FREE!
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/vnc.html

Give it a go! If you really must use SSH connections in WinXP, there is a way..I came across an article in one of the PC Mags that I have at home that covers it..

Anyways, have fun!
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Is there a simaler encription method to SSH for windows machines?
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Here is a link on the software you can download for using SSH in windows:
http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/

A rough guide on how to do it:
http://pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/cygwin-sshd.html

Let me know if it works as I am quite interested in it myself! ;p
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Did it work?? ;p

Thanks for the points!
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