28 April 2009

SSH Server in Windows Server 2008

For a long time, I've been using a SSH server. I really loved OpenSSH for Windows, but... I've moved to FreeSSHd.exe. Free SSHd is so simple as compared to others (especially as compared to OpenSSH in Windows) :).

If you are asking your "What is SSH?", here is a few words about SSH:

SSH is the secure shell, a standard defined in RFC 4251. It is a network protocol that opens up a secure channel between two devices using TCP port 22. This channel can also be used for SFTP and SCP (secure FTP and secure copy, respectively).

SSH is completely interoperable between different platforms. SSH could to a SSH server on a Cisco router from a Windows client, connect to a Linux server, and ....could connect to a Windows 2008 Server from an any SSH Client that runs on any OS.

By having a SSH Server on your Windows 2008 Server, we can:

  • Remotely access the command line of your Windows 2008 Server
  • Control the Server over the network
  • Remotely manage Windows 2008 Server from any device that has a SSH Client
  • Do all this over an encrypted connection
Here are a couple of the most popular SSH Clients for Windows:

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