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Cygwin SSH Server and Windows 7

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In order to install openssh server correctly for Windows 7, you will need to do the following:

  1. Install Cygwin in the normal way. Make sure you’ve got openssh and cygrunsrv as selected packages to install.
  2. Right-click the Cygwin shell icon, and Run as administrator.
  3. Run ssh-host-config. Follow the prompts carefully: if needed, it will tell you which permissions you need to set and where. Remember to say yes to privilege separation: it will create a user for you called cyg_runsrv which all cygwin services will run under in Windows 7.
  4. You should be able to start the service using cygrunsrv –-start sshd, or by starting it as a normal service under Administrative Tools > Services.
  5. This does not automatically create and open firewall rules, so you will have to do this manually.

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September 2nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Identd (aka AUTH) service/server for Windows Vista

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AUTH is needed for many IRC networks, most notably on EFnet. If you’re running a single instance of mIRC for example, it’s not so difficult to port forward TCP 113 to your windows machine and allow mIRC to run its built-in identd.

It gets trickier when you want to dish out varied AUTH responses depending on the client on your NAT. You can use rndware’s Windows Ident Server (1.0.3 is the latest as of this post) with Vista. I use it on Vista and can confirm that it runs both as an application in your systray (handy!), or as a system service (doubly handy!).

You can also use it in conjunction with reply-from-file mode, where it reads identity information from a flatfile rather than responding with the same AUTH each time. This is handy if you setup psyBNC on the same machine as your identd.

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November 8th, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Mounting SFTP as a drive in Windows Vista

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sftpdrive-sample SftpDrive is a commercial program for Windows (apparantly it works in Vista: I’m using on multiple Vista machines here without a hitch).

It allows you to map directories on your SSH server as a network drive in Windows. This gives you seamless functionality between your SSHD and your local filesystem. I’ve found it extremely handy for editing remote source code and HTML, file management and storage/retrieval.

I’m going to press our company to purchase corporate licenses for SftpDrive, it’s really worth the price if you work via SSH on a regular basis on a Windows machine.

Anyone know of a free alternative that does the same?

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November 5th, 2007 at 9:54 pm