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Using putty or another ssh client to connect to Server

Steps needed so that a Linux client can use putty or ssh to connect securely to SBS2011.
Steps need to include the setup on SBS2011 so as to be able to securely and safely connect from a Linux computer.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
First you have to setup an SSH Server on the SBS2011.  This article is about one: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tr-dojo/set-up-a-free-ssh-server-on-windows-7-with-freesshd/
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
How secure is freesshd?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Well, according to this, there is an exploit for freesshd version 1.2.6 which is the same version as the one available from http://www.freesshd.com/?ctt=download
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Then i cannot use freesshd.  I need to use another secure method.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Possible options:

Bitvise SSH server - http://www.bitvise.com/ssh-server-download
OpenSSH - http://openssh.org/
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  This is for the Server side?
If yes, are they secure?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
A server is for the server side yes. I checked Bitvise at Secunia, no current vulnerabilities for version 6.03. For OpenSSH, I found one.
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks again. Any other suggestion for the client side then?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Can anyone suggest free software which will work on the SBS 2011?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Well, OpenSSH is free, Bitvise is not but quite cheap ($100 per server).
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Any free software which can be installed on SBS 2011?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
>> Any free software which can be installed on SBS 2011?
What do you mean? Your question was how to connect using SSH to your SBS 2011 server, that question is answered, right?

Do you need additional software or is your question still about SSH related software?
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Steps needed so that a Linux client can use putty or ssh to connect securely to SBS2011.
Steps need to include the setup on SBS2011 so as to be able to securely and safely connect from a Linux computer.
This includes Steps which would possibly include free software.
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ExpertNotReallyCommented:
It seems to me Gerwin has answered your questions other than Linux does not need a client like putty to connect to an ssh server, you can use the terminal.

ssh username@serveraddess -p nonStandardPort

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I would also create public/private key pairs to make it more secure.  Just know putty requires you to convert the private key to ppk format.  The software is provided for you to convert the private key.
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Unsure if this works, I need to ask a question.
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