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How to set up SSH Server and Client

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Hello Experts!

I have zero knowledge about SSH but have been told I can use it to establish a secure connection to my server similar to a vpn connection.

What I want to do is when I travel, is connect through SSH to my server at home and use my home server as the Internet gateway. I download very confidential emails and need a secure link to do it.

Can somebody please give me an idea on what I have to do to set up a SSH Client on my Windows XP laptop to connect to my Windows 2003 Server? Don't really know what to look for but the guides I have come across have a lot of assumed knowledge.

Thanks in advance

Bryan
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follow these directions to install SSH for windows XP
http://pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/cygwin-ssh.html

have you considered using a VPN connection?
http://openvpn.net/

Or linksys has a nice VPN router which supports 3-DES
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124007

no software needed
Nice how-to on setting up the vpn section
http://www.homenethelp.com/vpn/router-linksys.asp
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eventually got the cygwin working. thanks
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awesome...thanks for the points!
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