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Hi,

I want to know what is equivalent of ssh in windows OS ?

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by:Bxoz
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I don't think sutch protocol exist on Windows, but you cant use a windows VPN (PPTP) connexion
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by:arnold
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RDP on newer version has an encryption and client validation options.
This addresses the secure access to the local system from a remote source.
you could get tightVNC/ultraVNC if you have a home version of windows.
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AriMc earned 572 total points
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You can install free SSH-implementations on Windows. One very good is Cygwin

    http://www.cygwin.com

It includes OpenSSH-server and client and many many more Unix-utilities to choose from.
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by:aashee
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basically in linux, we can ssh into another computer. meaning we can use other computer. run commands on that computer. that's what i meant . is there any functionality like this in window OS's.

in windows we can RDP , but then we are controlling all resources. nobody else can use that computer locally. on contrast, in linux many people can use the same computer at a time .


did you get me?
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by:ipajones
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SSH doesn't exist in Windows as has already been said.  You can use open licence software to install windows based utilities for Unix/Linux etc.  If you're after just an SSH client for Windows then OpenSSH is very good.

http://www.openssh.com/

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by:aashee
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what is difference between cygwin and git ?

cygwin is just an interface . isn't it ?
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by:ipajones
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I get your meaning and as per my previous post openSSH will give you a command line utiltity so you just ssh from the Windows command prompt as you would from a Linux/Unix console.  The closest windows has built in would be telnet - but obviously telnet does not provide secure connectivity.
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by:arnold
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You can get psexec from sysinternals.com (will redirect to a microsoft site) this lets you run commands on the remote system.  It all depends on what it is you want to run.
RDP is the direct ssh equivalent i.e. it lets you login into the other system and perform task as though you were at the console.

If you have not configured your systems for RDP, you can activate them remotely:
http://www.itworld.com/windows-remote-desktop-wmic-nlswindows-080212


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by:aashee
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hi ipajonese,

what is difference between telnet and openSSH ?

thanks alot for your advices.
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by:Bxoz
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like ipajones says
telnet does not provide secure connectivity
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by:AriMc
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Telnet is an old very insecure method of establishing text-console connections between computers. SSH serves the same purpose but includes strong encryption and better authentication methods for added security. In addition SSH provides additional services such as tunneling other network traffic securily and performing secure file transfers between the systems.
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by:ipajones
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As has just been said "telnet" is an unsecured console command shell whereas by contrast "SSH" provides similar features but in a secure encrypted way.

Just to be clear are you trying to SSH from a Windows client machine into a LInux/Unix host or do you want to use SSH to connect to a Windows server console because the requirements and solutions are very different ?
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by:aashee
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Hi Ipajones,

i am trying to ssh to windows server from linux?

what are requirements ?
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by:AriMc
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In that case you need SSH-server on your Windows computer, like that included in Cygwin.

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by:aashee
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We have windows server 2003, so i'll install cygwin(which includes ssh-server) on windows server 2003.

and then i can ssh into windows server2003 from fedora?

is that correct?
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by:arnold
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yes, but what you can do will be limited. If your fedora is running in graphical mode, you can use the tsclient to remotely connect to a windows terminal/RDP
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by:AriMc
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That is correct but after installing Cygwin you need to enable it by starting a Cygwin-prompt (appears upon installation) and running the SSh setup script. Detailed instructions can be found here:

http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~kscully/CygwinSSHD_W2K3.html

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by:Bxoz
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VPN or RDP look like the best option for Windows environment not SSH
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by:DangerousJeff
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Yeah, SSH is what you want, unfortunately versions that play nice on Windows are hard to find or awkward to setup.

Cygwin is probably your best bet if you need a free solution, but it's a bit tricky to setup,
If you don't mind buying, you could try out this commercial version but I haven't tried it http://www.tectia.com/en/Customers/Evaluate.iw3

A possible alternative would be to try Powershell v2 remoting, again haven't tried that myself either
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/powershell/powershell_remote.htm

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