Difficulty with Cygwin SSH package

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I'm installed CygwinX on windows so I can run Solaris apps on my XP machine.  But, am having trouble getting ssh to work with cygwin. says to install package first but I can't find the package on the cygwin website.  It uses openssh.

Question by:lcor
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    Assisted Solution

    You don'y have to install secure shell server for your XP PC, you can install any free ssh client, eg:
         as long as you enable X tunneling.

         When you want to use X app from remote host, start  Cygwin then use the Windows
    secure shell client to login to your *nix box, run the app (eg, xterm&) in your secure shell
    terminal, and it will use  CygwinX  to display your app on the XP PC.

         If you still want to use openssh, please have a look at the instructions in:

         also a lot of usefull links and infor in http:Q_21353098.html

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    Assisted Solution

    With Cygwin, you manually don't download a package.  You need to run the Cygwin setup.exe program and look through the list for OpenSSH, select it, and let setup.exe install it for you.  Trust me - OpenSSH is in there.
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    Accepted Solution

    In cygwin setup,
    openssh is under "Net" category.
    Also select "xorg-x11-xwin cygwinX server" under "X11" for Xwindow server.
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    Assisted Solution

    After install "xorg-x11-xwin cygwinX server", you simply type
    to start an Xterm in cygwin.

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