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Cygwin is not: a way to run native Linux apps on Windows. You must rebuild your application from source if you want it to run on Windows.

SSH tunneling using Cygwin: The Desktop Unix Emulator

Installation Before we can tunnel with Cygwin, it must be correctly installed. The most important consideration for installing Cygwin is creating the appropriate Unix folders. Cygwin’s website offers complete and detailed instructions; the below is an abbreviated version. Download and install Cygwin. Cygnus gives you the option of installing from the Web, but it is faster (and  Full Article…


Cygwin Wiki

OpenSSH in cygwin packagesEdit This is the recommended way of installing OpenSSH. It’s available as a selectable package in the Cygwin installer. If you’ve already installed Cygwin, simply run the setup.exe again and point it to your cygwin root directory, usually C:\cygwin. InstallationEdit Select OpenSSH under +Net and be sure to select cygrunsrv under +Admin  Full Article…


How to run the OpenSSH SSHD server on Windows using Cygwin

Install the following Cygwin packages (rerun setup if necessary — you can add packages after you have already installed Cygwin). Admin –> cygrunsrv Net –> openssh Open a new bash shell window and run the SSH configure stuff. ssh-host-config -y This step will create necessary configuration files, a priviledge separation user and necessary directories. When  Full Article…


How to set up SSH (for the beginner)

This is a minimal set of instructions to get a beginner going with ssh2, in particular the client version of OpenSSH which comes on Linux distributions or on Windows via Cygwin. I’ve included a section to help you connect to machines which are not running OpenSSH but some commercial ssh. Since it covers both Linux and  Full Article…


How To Get SSH Command-Line Access to Windows 7 Using Cygwin

Are you comfortable with Linux/Unix and want SSH access to your Windows 7 machine? Cygwin provides this functionality and gives you a familiar environment to work with in a few simple steps.   Installing OpenSSH OpenSSH is what we’ll be using, so if you don’t have it installed, find Cygwin’s setup.exe file and run it.  Full Article…