[svlug] ssh to win98

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Nov 29 10:07:57 PST 2003

On Fri, 28 Nov 2003, dfox wrote:

> Somebody scribbled about [svlug] ssh to win98
> >This shows me that the system is working at least inside Linux.
> >
> >	The next step is to try and ssh to the win98 computer. I do that
> >with this command on Linux and get:
> >
> >[karl at bucket karl]$ ssh
> >ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused
> >[karl at bucket karl]$
> >
> >	This result makes me think that I need to set up windows to accept a
> >ssh from the Linux. Does anyone know if version 98 will work with ssh?
> > What besides the usual Internet setup is needed?
> You'd need an addon ssh deamon for Windows. There have been some replies 
> in the other thread on this subject, but as i recognize you want to be 
> able to ssh to Windows from Linux, I'm not so sure as to why you'd want 
> to. Is your interest mainly in file transfers or do you want a 
> command.com shell of your Windows system on your Linux one? (i.e, remote 
> admin or something similar). sshd's may be pricey - $249 for vshell, one 
> of the choices shown from a google "sshd +windows" query. Cygwin seems to 
> have one (free) but I've not tried it. I did get a Cygwin on my brother's 
> windows box as working with Windows in native mode is not very 
> friendly :).
> As I pointed out in my recent messages on the other related subject, it 
> would seem preferable to use scp (in putty, pscp) to transfer files from 
> the Linux box to the windows one. (Or set up proftpd on the Linux side - 
> and use ftp on the windows side -- that of course makes for insecure 
> transfers, though.)

	It might make sense to forget ssh and just try and get a ftp 
server going on my linux. I got a software device that you used from 
Netscape that set up ftp in Red Hat 8. It didn't come with the software 
but I got it somewhere. I guess since everything is set up on this red 
hat 9 I should just need to set it up. I know from experiance that 
windows 98 from a dos window can call and ftp server and then do what it 
wants to. 

	So will work this way and see if I can get it set back up.

> If you want to transfer both directions, or do automated transfers using 
> rsync or some such (i.e., tar tvf . - | ssh otherhost tar -xvf -) I guess 
> you'd need sshd's running on both systems. And that would be of course 
> pointless as there's no tar in Windows ;). At least not without 
> installing a third-party toolkit (i.e., Cygwin).

               - Karl Larsen k5di Las Cruces,NM Az ScQRPions -

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