[svlug] Re: cygwin ssh instead of putty

hvrietsc@myrealbox.com hvrietsc at myrealbox.com
Fri Jul 5 23:38:28 PDT 2002

did you download all the pieces of cygwin? the default selection
doesnt get you much, my version has ls and man pages and all that
but then i did have to set the checkmark on all the pieces by hand.

On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 10:40:04PM -0700, Robin Rowe wrote:
> I'm trying cygwin as recommended, but finding it frustrating.
> The installer makes me type in the firewall name every time I run it. Can't
> it remember such obvious stuff?
> It says "I have no name" in my cygwin bash shell which really annoys me.
> There is some obscure note about needing to set up id -un to work right that
> I found somewhere on the net, plus the comment that this problem should be
> in the FAQ. Duh! I've tried setting USER in the Win2k system and even hard
> coded in /etc/profile without success.
> There doesn't seem to be a ls or dir command. How am I supposed to navigate?
> Where's fstab? How do I set permanent mount points?
> When I try to run ssh it objects that it can't find cygz.dll. It's right.
> There isn't one in bin. Now what?
> There's no man or apropos. Where are the help files? Directions on the
> cygwin page often don't work when I try them. Either I'm in a parallel
> universe or the documentation is way out of sync with reality. How am I
> supposed to figure out how to use this?
> Putty will ssh through SOCKS, but pscp doesn't work with firewalls. Now I'm
> going to try openssh in cygwin, but have no idea how to set that up to get
> scp out through the firewall. Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Robin
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <hvrietsc at myrealbox.com>
> To: <svlug at lists.svlug.org>
> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 9:55 AM
> Subject: [svlug] may i suggest cygwins ssh instead of putty?
> > why not download cygwin from www.cygwin.com, its ssh client work nicely
> > with openssh (since it is itself openssh).  and if you really only want
> > the ssh client and not the rest of this great toolkit that makes your
> > windows box look and feel like *nix then all you need to keep is the
> > cywin.dll and the ssh.exe files
> >
> > (yes this works, i used to distribute rsync this way: just give people
> > the cygwin.dll and rsync.exe files and make sure they are in the same
> > dir somewhere in the %PATH% of windows).
> >
> > If however you install the full cygwin on a win/2k box then you can also
> > start the ssh deamon (service M$ calls it) so now you can ssh INTO your
> > windows machine (and use things like scp for file transport from and to
> > your windows/linux machines (much cleaner than doing samba mounts and
> > all that stuff)).
> >
> >
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